European Patent Office has recently published a country-by-country overview “Compulsory licensing in Europe”. In some cases, national authorities may license companies or individuals other than the patent owner to use the rights of the patent without the consent of the patent owner. “Compulsory licensing in Europe” provides a country-by-country overview of compulsory licensing regimes across the 38 EPC contracting states including possible grounds for grant, procedural framework and jurisprudence.
COBALT Partner Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa and Senior Associate Liina Jents contributed to the compilation of the manual. Liina is a co-author of the compulsory licensing overview in Estonia. Ingrīda covered the overview of Latvian jurisdiction regarding compulsory licensing.
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