- extracts from the statements by the Rapporteurs
EPRef89808 // European Parliament , Strasbourg, EP Plenary session
Lieu: European Parliament , Strasbourg
End production: 11/12/2012 First transmission: 11/12/2012
Extracts of soundbites from EP rapporteurs Bernard Rapkay, LEHNE Klaus-Heiner, BALDASSARRE Raffaele on the European single patent system. A crucial step is reached after thirty years of efforts. The EU can at last get a single patent system. An EU patent granted under this system could cost €980, compared to €1,850 for a US one.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Bernhard RAPKAY (S&D, DE), Rapporteur," There is one European institution in the EU which has poisoned the whole thing , that is the Council, because really we had a result after a constructive negotiation, we got a single package with the Polish presidency and everybody agreed , we got that agreement in writing from the Polish presidency . "
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||Cutaways Council, Commission and EP Presidency
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Bernhard RAPKAY (S&D, DE) , Rapporteur, " A unitary patent allocation we had for sometime but the actual protection which goes with it , we don't have .We needed that yesterday. "
||SOUNDBITE (Italian) by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT), , Rapporteur, "If you want to have your patent protected in thirteen states , it costs 13000 Euros, in the US it costs around 1800 Euros for the whole territory "
||SOUNDBITE (Italian) by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT), , Rapporteur," to protect a patent in Europe costs 6 times more than in the US and Japan "
SOUNDBITE (Italian) by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT), , Rapporteur, " the new system will reduce that cost , including translation costs, from 4 to 6000 Euros. this will naturally facilitate access to patent market and granting jurisdictional protection ."
||SOUNDBITE (Italian) by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT), Rapporteur, " A compensatory system for translation will be granted to SMEs which introduce a patent request in another language and a larger jurisdictional protection will be granted to these SMEs in case of counterfeiting "
SOUNDBITE (Italian) by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT), Rapporteur, " As regards the endless battle over the language arrangements, the transitional arrangement for the next ten years will gradually take us towards the use of English but leave the path open for future revisions
||SOUNDBITE (German) by Klaus-HeinerLEHNE (EPP, DE), Rapporteur," Where Member States have the competence to deal with patent litigation it is far better that they are then integrated in a new system rather than having a centralised European system. All remains to me to wish that those two countries who are not on board , who are not involved in enhanced cooperation to some stage decide to join the 25 who are already on board, so that we will have a complete EU single market within patent law as well. "