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‘Unitary SPC’ Proves Popular With EU Stakeholders

Executive Summary

A consultation has found that most stakeholders support the idea of a unitary supplementary protection certificate to complement the future unitary patent system in the EU, and that a re-examination of the way the “Bolar” research exemption works would be worthwhile. Interestingly, the consultation revealed that while some innovator company respondents saw the SPC as the main factor in making investment decisions in the EU, most rated it only "moderately" important.

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