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What the new EU unitary patent means for academics

The signature, on 19th February 2013, on a long awaited unitary patent, that is unlikely to be used in Italy, Spain, Poland and Bulgaria, opens the door for the implementation, on 1st January 2014, of a new European patent. This new single EU patent may contribute to increasing acceptance of the inclusion of patents—and not mainly peer-reviewed papers in most influential journals—as brownie points during academic career evaluation or grant award evaluation. Read more [...]