Collect knowledge about member states economy, especially regarding the Software sector and innovation, also related to SME
(Preface) Innovation and Patent Protection in Pre-Accession Countries - Says that adding IPR in accession countries resulted in a drop of national research because foreign players entered the market with their patents.
SME EU general
Cordis - FP5 Innovation/SMEs - Library
*Patent Pending ? - Text from Antony Howard, one of the drafters of the CEC proposal