With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why businesses continue their frustration over Spain and Italy’s non-stop battle against the European Patent Office (EPO).
For almost a half-century, Spain and Italy have fought the EPO to require that patents be filed in Spanish or Italian. Right now, the claims for a patent section must be filed in the EU in the top three dominant languages: English, German, and French. Spain and Italy want to add Spanish and Italian to that list of languages. Read more