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New simpler system saves time and costs. 

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EPO meets with Canon
​​Key applicant shares its views on scope of patents and patent quality
Quality
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00:57
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Ask.UP - Episode 2
Unitary Patent At The Start?
Unitary patent/Unified Patent Court
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00:38
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Young Inventors Prize
Ready to meet the young geniuses reshaping our world one invention at a time?
European Inventor Award
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EPO meets with Syngenta
Meeting with key EPO applicant focuses on patent quality and user feedback
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