Modernising the patent examination procedure
The Federal Council acknowledged the results of the consultation on the partial revision of the Patents Act at its meeting of 18 August 2021 and decided on the further course of action. Modernising the patent examination procedure was, in principle, welcomed in the consultation. The Federal Council has decided to take into account the criticism voiced in individual areas by making adjustments to the contents of the draft bill. It has mandated the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) to submit a dispatch by the end of 2022.