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The policy dilemma of the unitary patent

Jérôme Danguy () and Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie

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Abstract: This paper provides new evidence about the budgetary consequences – for patent offices – of the coexistence of the forthcoming Unitary Patent (UP) with the current European Patent (EP). Simulation results illustrate a dilemma between (1) high UP renewal fees to ensure enough financial income for all national patent offices (NPOs) and (2) low UP renewal fees to make the UP system affordable, with very few NPOs losing on financial...

Date: 2014-11
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