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Sir, Regarding ‘Italy isolated as ten countries unite on patents‘: Today, most technical and commercial communications are in English, while an inventor’s mother tongue is their most precise communication tool. Why not combine the two (the inventor’s usual language + English) in a two-column layout where paragraphs in one language are aligned next to the… » read more

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Sir, Both Europe and the USA have in relative terms to the constantly emerging South East Asian region declining economies. Although these economic blocs know that they have major problems on the horizon and when only innovation can get them out of their economic woes in the long term, they still continue to treat innovation… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘An EU patent without Italy? Member states turn up the heat‘: What seems to be the issue here for us in our company is the fact that every year we have to re-register the use of the patents that were developed by our parent group in the USA and that this incurs upon… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Single market delays draw fire in forum‘: A lot of internal market problems, especially the lack of economic transparency, were never acted upon after Maastricht Treaty came into force under Jacques Delors’ presidency of the European Commission. Following the publication of Mario Monti’s recent report, which reviews the single market, it may be… » read more

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Sir, Concernant ‘L’Acte sur le marché unique attire les foudres du forum public‘: L’article d’EurActiv.com paru suite au débat public organisé par Confrontations Europe ce jeudi 18 novembre est inacceptable. Alors que tous les participants ont souligné la formidable opportunité qu’ouvre cet Acte pour le marché unique, le titre laisse penser que nous sommes opposés… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Parliament backs 20-week maternity leave‘: Europe’s leaders must use Thursday’s EU summit to fight against the introduction of new laws on maternity leave, voted on by MEPs last week, that will increase maternity leave from the current EU minimum of 14 weeks to 20 weeks, all of which will be on compulsory full… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Structural funds ‘key to innovation plan’‘: Innovation comes in all guises, but what we lack in the EU is the really big new things in life. We try to add-on a little innovation here and there to current technologies and products (which all other nations of the world do), but we totally neglect… » read more

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Sir, Our Swiss institution has just completed MoUs and cooperative agreements in Vietnam (at deputy prime minister level) and Kazakhstan (National Innovation Foundation). This is in the sphere of independent leading-edge advice and joint-ventures dealing with new world-leading technologies and their distribution and sale. The reason why these countries have engaged with our institution is… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘European businesses crippled by late payments‘: Your article explains how late payment failures are substantially hurting SMEs, with the risk far more prevalent in South and East European Countries. As CEO of Solid Quality Mentors, a Spanish innovative small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), I welcome any measure which helps us reduce red tape… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘China, US ‘moving faster than EU’ on innovation‘: The problem with EU bureaucrats is that they do not understand the fundamentals. They think that they do, but they do not. That is why the EU is failing in the innovation stakes against the growing innovation might of South-East Asia and China in particular.… » read more

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