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EU Reveals Plans For Unitary SPC & Review Of Compulsory Licensing

SPC Plans Boosted By Go-Ahead For Unified Patent Court

Executive Summary

The EU has announced two separate legal initiatives, one that would improve IP protections, and another that could weaken them in the event of a future health crisis.

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