Tuesday, 19 July 2011

European Commission Report on IP Enforcement: not much news on patents

Last week the European Commission published the Report on EU customs
enforcement of intellectual property rights
(pdf alert).

As we read in the report:
“With regard to suspicion of patent infringements, the main categories of products detained were electronic devices working with MP3/DVD technology, unrecorded CD/DVD and medicines”.
We reproduce below two of the graphics of the report, showing that 0,44% of the products seized in 2010 where suspicious of patent infringement (454.550 from a total of 103.306.928). The patented products seized represent the 2,28% of the value (Euro 25.309.194 from a total of

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