Listen to Radio 4 tomorrow morning (Monday) at around 8.40 am! Unless the news agenda changes at the last minute, IP Draughts’ friend Vicki Salmon will be interviewed about the proposed European Patent. Vicki is speaking as a representative of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
The subject is newsworthy because a meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council will be taking place tomorrow, at which the Polish Presidency of the EU will be trying to secure agreement of the documents for the Unitary European Patent and Unified Patents Court. Vicki’s message, which many UK patent attorneys and IP solicitors support, is that this proposal is being rushed through. These documents are not ready yet and should not be signed until they are. The current proposals would create a worse system, not a better one.