Out of concern for the quality of patent granting by the European Patent Office (EPO), four law firms have addressed an open letter to the current president Benoît Battistelli and his designated successor António Campinos. Signing senders are lawyers of Grünecker, Hoffmann Eitle, Maiwald and Vossius & Partner. The reproach about the Office’s efficiency strategy leading to poorer patents has been around for some time. The law firms now request countermeasures.
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