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24 Apr 2015
by Kluwer UPC News blogger

‘Innovation, not the income of national patent offices must be key factor in Unitary Patent renewal fee level’

Cost reductions obtained by introducing the Unitary Patent package should not be nullified by the setting of renewal fees at a high level. This would amount to the patent offices ‘clawing back’ the savings obtained instead of passing them on …
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21 Apr 2015
by Brad Spitz

France: Apple Distribution International, Conseil d’Etat, 358734, 19 November 2014

YS Avocats YS Avocats YS Avocats In this judgment, the French Supreme administrative Court, the Conseil d’Etat, confirms the validity of a decision taken on 9 February 2012 by the Commission in charge of setting the compensation for private copying. This decision adopted the …


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