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What Patents are Good for
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A recital from the Commission states that patents are by nature good and that, if they produce not-so-good results, then that is a case of bad use of patents. Several members / groups have submitted amendments that try to correct this dogmatic silliness.

Amendment 196

submitted by:
Manuel Medina Ortega
provision:
rec 9
topic:
Patent Eulogy
amendment
La protección que otorgan las patentes permite a los innovadores beneficiarse de su creatividad. Los derechos de patente protegen la innovación en interés de toda la sociedad y no deberían utilizarse de forma anticompetitiva. Las patentes son derechos temporales de exclusión concedidos por el Estado a los inventores para estimular progresos técnicos. Para asegurarse de que los trabajos del sistema pretendidos, las condiciones para conceder patentes y las modalidades para hacerlas cumplir deben ser delimitadas cuidadosamente, y, en especial, los corolarios inevitables del sistema de patentes tales como la restricción de la libertad creativa, legal, la inseguridad y los efectos contra la competencia deben ser mantenidos en límites razonables.
justification
Los creadores de innovaciones pueden beneficiarse de su creatividad sin patentes. Si los derechos de patentes

Amendment 197

submitted by:
Barbara Kudrycka, Tadeusz Zwiefka
provision:
rec 9
language:
English
topic:
Patent Eulogy
amendment
Patent protection allows innovators to benefit from their creativity. Whereas patent rights protect innovation in the interests of society as a whole; they should not be used in a manner which is anti-competitive. Patents are temporary exclusion rights granted by the state to inventors in order to stimulate technical progress. In order to ensure that the system works as intended, the conditions for granting patents and the modalities for enforcing them must be carefully designed. In particular, inevitable corollaries of the patent system such as restriction of creative freedom, users´rights or legal insecurity and anti-competitive effects must be kept within reasonable limits.
justification
Innovators can benefit from their creativity without patents. Whether patent rights "protect" or stifle innovation and whether they act in the interests of society as a whole is a question that can only be answered by empirical study, not by statements in legislation.

Amendment 198

submitted by:
Fausto Bertinotti
provision:
rec 9
language:
English
topic:
Patent Eulogy
amendment
Patent protection allows innovators to benefit from their creativity. Whereas patent rights protect innovation in the interests of society as a whole; they should not be used in a manner which is anti-competitive. Patents are temporary exclusion rights granted by the state to inventors in order to stimulate technical progress. In order to ensure that the system works as intended, the conditions for granting patents and the modalities for enforcing them must be carefully designed. In particular, inevitable corollaries of the patent system such as restriction of creative freedom, users´ rights or legal insecurity and anti-competitive effects must be kept within reasonable limits.
justification
Innovators can benefit from their creativity without patents. Whether patent rights

Amendment 199

submitted by:
Piia-Noora Kauppi
provision:
rec 9
language:
English
topic:
Patent Eulogy
amendment
Patent protection allows innovators to benefit from their creativity. Patent rights protect innovation in the interests of society as a whole and should not be used in a manner which is anti-competitive. Patents are temporary exclusion rights granted by the state to inventors in order to benefit from their creativity and to stimulate technical progress. In order to ensure that the patent rights protect innovation in the interest of society as a whole and the system works as intended, the conditions for granting patents and the modalities for enforcing them must be carefully designed. In particular, inevitable corollaries of the patent system such as restriction of creative freedom, users' rights or legal insecurity and anti-competitive effects must be kept within reasonable limits.
justification
It is important to specify the temporary nature of patents and the system needed for enforcing them in a proper manner.

Amendment 200

submitted by:
Evelin Lichtenberger, Monica Frassoni
provision:
rec 9
language:
English
topic:
Patent Eulogy
amendment
Patent protection allows innovators to benefit from their creativity. Patent rights protect innovation in the interests of society as a whole and should not be used in a manner which is anti-competitive. Patent protection allows inventors to benefit from their creativity. Patent rights protect innovation in the interests of society as a whole and should not be used in a manner which is anti-competitive or excessively detrimental to the innovation derived there from.
justification
Self explanatory.
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