In Europe, the main groupings for international or "European" patent law are:
- European Union (EU)
- The EU has 27 member states, as of December 2009.
Some countries that are geographically in Europe are not members of either of these groupings. Russia is one example.
 Related pages on en.swpat.org
- Software patents exist in Europe, kinda
- Unified European patent jurisdiction overview - sometimes proposed for the EU, sometimes proposed as an international agreement among countries in Europe
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