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After Debating for Decades, EU Adopts Common Patent

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has adopted a common patent for the 27-nation bloc, after nearly four decades of debate about the issue. The European Parliament adopted the single patent Tuesday after 25 of the EU countries agreed to replace the age-old system in which businesses file for patent protection separately in each country. Spain and Italy […]

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Obama Signs Patent-Reform Legislation

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 11:56 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a bill that streamlines U.S. patent and trademark law during a visit to a science and technology high school outside Washington. The president said to excel in the global marketplace, the United States must be the best in the world at building, educating, and innovating. He said the change […]

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Obama to Sign Patent-Reform Legislation

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 10:21 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama visits a science and technology high school in a suburb of Washington, D.C. Friday to sign a bill that streamlines U.S. patent and trademark law. White House officials say processing patent applications faster, cutting down a backlog of nearly 700,000 applications, will speed up creation of new jobs. Supporters of the […]

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