As stated in the Group description on the EUPAT.ffii.org site, main purposes are
- Research and document current developments regarding the rights of (software) innovators in Europe
Collaboratively improve existing multilingual patent policy documentation of FFII
- Specify who needs to do what, call the public to action
Current Issues: Significant Improvements to EPLA/UPLS text
The European patent establishment is proposing a new treaty, the European Union Patent Litigation System (UPLS or EU-EPLA), which allows for "one-stop patent litigation" in Europe. However, as a side effect, the EPLA increases litigation costs for most businesses and concentrates legislative, judicial and executive power in the hands of a closed community of patentists.
We have worked out proposals and a prepare a campaign for such improvements but not had enough energy to promote them.