Industry Patent Quality Charter

Tim Bast – Legal Affairs – Tetra Pak Group

“In my view, legal certainty concerning FTO and protection of inventions is fundamental for an economy driven by technical innovation. Patent quality provides that legal certainty, and the patent offices are the designated gatekeepers for maintaining that quality. Any patent office that prioritizes process efficiency over patent quality is not living up to its primary task.

The IQPC members have committed to patent quality as applicants. Now, we are seeking a constructive dialogue with the patent offices to ascertain that the patent quality remains high throughout the entire patent life cycle for the benefit of all market participants.”