Unitary Patent: Council asks Parliament to sign its death certificate in patent law

Brussels, 21 November 2012 -- This monday, the Cypriot Presidency stated in parliament that they are "aware of concerns that the legislator can be deprived of their legislative competence". In fact the new patent compromise is similar to the "a death certificate in patent law" for the European Parliament, says Benjamin Henrion, president of the FFII.

According to leaks published by PCinpact, the latest compromise seeks to remove the role of the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice from any power in the proposed patent system (articles 6-8).

Benjamin Henrion, president of FFII, warns: "The Council asks basically to the European Parliament to sign their death certificate in patent law. No part of the proposed system will be under the control of an elected legislator. This is a disaster for all the people that believes in the power of the European Parliament."

All red lines imposed by the Parliament has been broken by the Council compromise:

The Rapporteur and MEP Klaus-Heiner Lehne has been pushing the "death certificate" proposal to be voted for in the next Plenary at the 10th December, refusing any reopening of the discussions at committee level.


Benjamin Henrion
FFII Brussels
Mobile: +32-484-566109
Email: bhenrion@ffii.org

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