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[FYI] Community Patent; SWPAT


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Date: 31/05/2001 Location: Brussels, Belgium  

Meeting type: Working group meeting Meeting name: Working Party on 
Intellectual Property - Patents Policy area: Internal market, 
consumer affairs and tourism  

Description of the meeting  

The most important matter for this Working Party is the community 
patent, which means that after one patent application, a patent can 
be obtained which applies in all Member States. A further question is 
whether it is possible to apply for a patent for computer software. 
Coordination of matters concerning biotechnology also lies within the 
scope of this Working Party.  

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