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The Commission refuses to comment on EPLA concerns

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The European Commission refuses to comment on any proposed solution to resolve crucial problems with the EPLA in its replies to questions by Michel Rocard MEP, both regarding costs and the absence of separation of powers. The Commission also recognises that it has nothing to say about the software patent granting practice of the EPO and on the way the EPLA could equally recognise or invalidate this jurisprudence. In this context it is interesting that the Commission nevertheless seems to unconditionally support the EPLA, even though it has apparently no idea about its consequences.

Question about the cost of patents

Answer (English unofficial translation)

Question on the separation of powers with the EPLA

Answer (English unofficial translation)

Question on the jurisprudence regarding software patents and the EPLA

Answer (unofficial English translation)

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