The Act Introducing Patent Treaties was recently amended to remove passages concerning the need to file German translations of European patents which were issued in English or French.
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However, the amendment will not come into force until Austria signs the London Agreement, which omits translations of European patents into the respective language of a country during the course of validation.
The Austrian parliament has also asked the minister of transport, innovation and technology to study and assess the advantages and disadvantages of ratifying the London Agreement. Although this study has not yet officially been presented, it seems that in the long run Austria should join sign up to the agreement.
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