Europe to simplify patent system

Brussels (UPI) Feb 15, 2011 Europe’s complex and expensive procedures for granting patents for inventions will be simplified under a new system approved by Euro lawmakers, officials said. Under the plan, a uniform procedure for registering patents in Europe will be adopted by 25 of the European Union’s 27 member states, the BBC reported Tuesday. Currently, European patents can cost 10 times as much to procu

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