Microsoft today announced their participation in a cross-industry coalition dedicated to the creation of an effective European unitary patent system. This coalition includes 14 companies and users of the European patent system. Find the list of signatories below.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Deutsche Post DHL
Deutsche Telekom AG
European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Syndicat de l’Industrie des Technologies de l’Information (SFIB)
Telecom Italia S.p.A.
Microsoft along with all the above member companies have been working collaboratively for several months to suggest solutions that support the creation of an effective, balanced and harmonized Europe-wide patent system. You can read the letter sent by this group to European policy makers on recommendations to those solutions.
Read about it in detail here.