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Ahead of the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2017 conference in Munich on July 5, Jörg Thomaier, CEO of Bayer Intellectual Property Gmbh, discusses how the pharmaceutical company will approach opting its patents into or out of the new system.
As the CEO and head of the IP department of Bayer, what is your approach to the new unitary patent system?
We have always been extremely supportive of the system. We are one of the driving forces behind it from a German industry perspective, I would say. We want to keep the UK in the system, if possible; we are very positive.
How much use of the unitary patent is Bayer likely to make?
Jörg Thomaier, CEO of Bayer Intellectual Property, Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2017 , pharmaceutical companies, Europe