Supporting innovation in Europe through a balanced patent system.

Were patents an afterthought when the EU drafted its #IP Enforcement directive? Many academics think so: https://bit.ly/31vjkg0. More work needed to clamp down on abusive patent enforcement and to achieve proportionality in the EU #patents system. @ThierryBreton @Vestager

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New report: Europe faces a growing problem of firms abusing the patent system for financial gain

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A new report published today gives unique insight into how some non-practising entities (NPEs), also known as patent asserting entities (PAEs) or patent trolls, game Europe’s patent system
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People benefit from innovation, enjoying new products and services

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Innovators must be protected to improve our quality of life

Innovators want justice. Europe needs:

A robust legal system that protects innovators against abuse

A balanced legal system that works in the public interest

A flexible legal system that rewards innovators and provides appropriate protection