European Patent Litigation Agreement
The European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA) is a proposed international agreement to create a unified European patent jurisdiction.
According to patent expert Alison Crofts, the EPLA was being pushed for by the pro-swpat lobby.
 Related pages on en.swpat.org
- United Patent Litigation System
- EU Community Patent
- European Patent Convention
- Software patents exist in Europe, mostly
- Wikipedia article on the EPLA
- FFII article on EPLA, from 2006
- http://epla.ffii.org - FFII's EPLA website
- http://epla.ffii.org/quotes - collected quotes with links
- The EPLA Road to SwPats v1.3.pdf, by Florian Mueller (2006?)
- Cited in Managing Intellectual Property News, Germany urges action on European patent reform, February 1, 2007. The seminar appears to have been the MIP Gowers Review Discussion held at Lovells, in London, on January 30, 2007. About the seminar, see also MIP, Gowers debate highlights reform concerns, March 2007.
- "Building and enforcing intellectual property value". http://www.buildingipvalue.com/07EU/p.160-163%20Dorsey%20&%20Whitney.pdf. "The industry-based driving force behind the EPLA comes from the pro-software patent group as a way of ensuring that their software or potential software patents are fully enforceable across Europe."
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