Proposal for simplifying and streamlining the payment of renewal fees in the European Patent Convention

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In the article, a proposal is formulated and discussed to streamline and simplify the requirements for the payment of renewal fees in order to make the European patent system more transparent and user-friendly. By introducing a well-defined period of time between the "due date" of a renewal fee and the date on which the fee can validly be paid, a straightforward and elegant solution is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-652
JournalEuropean Intellectual Property Review
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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