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Strinking the balance NLO
article 26 Apr 2014

Striking the balance between patent assertion entities and SMEs

Patents
With the issuance of the first unitary patents and concurrent establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) just around the corner, concerns have emerged regarding the ease with which patent assertion entities (PAEs) might exert undue influence over the European market. Frequently referred to as ‘trolls’, they are a phenomenon which has until now been primarily associated with US enforcement proceedings.
Article: Striking the balance
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