To Patent Or Not To Patent…. 10 Basic Things You Need To Know About Patents

Most people know what patents are, and why they are necessary, why you should patent, when to file an application, what can be patented etc., or do they…?
When asking people in the street and even in business about patents, one quickly learns there are a lot of misconceptions. Therefore, let me list the 10 basic things you need to know about patents:

EU-China Trade: Facts and Figures

China is the single most important challenge for EU trade policy. EU-China trade has increased dramatically in recent years. China is now the EU’s 2nd trading partner behind the USA and the biggest source of imports. The EU is China’s biggest trading partner. China is set to be the biggest national exporter in the global economy in 2009. China now accounts for about 9% of world trade in goods. Total bilateral trade between the EU and China was worth €326 billion in 2008.