[okfn-discuss] European Patent Court - what's OKFN's opinion?

Daniel Dietrich daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
Thu Apr 3 20:30:30 UTC 2014

Dear Niels,

I am afraid I do not understand enough about patent rights and the issues of establishing a European Patent Court and a “unitary patent” myself. I recommend to talk to people like Dr. Dannie Jost, who is an expert for Intellectual Property Rights & Patent Law at [1] and whom I am looping into this conversation (Hi Dannie!).

Other resources you might reach out is perhaps Open Rights Group and EDRI or the folks at LAPSI 2.0 although they are not focussed on patent laws but might be able to point to the right direction.

Hope this helps a little. I am curious myself to learn more about this.

All best

1. http://www.wti.org/people/jost/

On 03.04.2014, at 21:55, Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen <niels at buhlrasmussen.eu> wrote:

> Hi
> In Denmark a referendum on the "Unified Patent Court" is coming up (May 25th). OKFN-DK has decided not to engage in the political debate with recommendations on how to vote. However patent rights are important in regards to many aspects of open knowledge. So my question is: what is your opinion on the establishment of a European Patent Court and a "unitary patent" (pros and cons)?
> On a side note we're planing a workshop on European patent data in end of April. We're going to look at data from EPO and possible WIPO. If anyone here on the list has any experience in looking into these data we'd be glad to hear from you.
> Best, Niels Erik
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