[Fsfe-ie] Fwd: Constultation on IPR and Patents

Malcolm Tyrrell malcoh0l at yahoo.ie
Wed May 10 11:29:59 CEST 2006

Hi all. 

IFSO received this yesterday from the European Information Centre
in Cork. As requested, I'm passing it on.

Apologies for sending an attachment in a proprietary format.
I've confirmed that Abiword can open it. I suspect that other
free word processors probably can too.

Good luck,


--- European Information Centre <European at CorkChamber.ie> wrote:

> From: "European Information Centre" <European at CorkChamber.ie>
> To: <contact at ifso.ie>
> Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 11:15:56 +0100
> Subject: Constultation on IPR and Patents
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I am writing in connection with your organisation's recent response
> to the European Commission's questionnaire on the patent system in
> Europe. As a Euro Info Centre, part of a network set up by DG
> Enterprise of the European Commission, we have recently been
> appointed to undertake further surveys on the topic of Intellectual
> Property Rights and Patents.
> As part of this task, we are looking for SMEs to take part in a
> European Commission questionnaire which deals with both the national
> and European patent systems. It is clear from your website mailing
> list archives that you have quite a number of members who are
> interested in the area of patents. We would like to know whether it
> would be possible to alert them to the fact that we are looking for
> their views on patents, and to the fact that they can have an
> opportunity to influence future patent policy by completing the
> questionnaire.
> I have attached a copy of the questionnaire for your review. I would
> appreciate if you could either distribute this questionnaire to your
> members, or ask them to contact us directly if they are interested in
> participating. The deadline for receipt of completed questionnaires
> is Friday 26th May. The completed questionnaires can be emailed to us
> at eic at corkchamber.ie or posted to the address below.
> Many thanks in advance for any assistance which you could provide us
> with this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you
> have any questions.
> Kind regards,    
> Neasa Carroll
> Manager
>  <<SME Patent Questionnaire.doc>> 
> European Business Information Centre
> Cork Chamber
> Fitzgerald House
> Summerhill North
> Cork
> Ireland
> Tel: +353 (0)21 4509044
> Fax: +353 (0)21 4508568
> Email: eic at corkchamber.ie
> Website: www.eic.ie
> Attention! Are you applying for a patent? Are you an existing patent
> holder? If so, the EIC wants to hear from you! You can influence
> future EU patent policy by giving us your feedback. Contact the EIC
> for more details.
> The information contained in this communication is intended solely
> for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and
> others authorised to receive it.  If you are not the intended
> recipient you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
> distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this
> information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Cork Chamber
> is not responsible for any recommendation, solicitation, offer or
> agreement or any information about any transaction contained in this
> communication.  Neither is Cork Chamber liable for the proper or
> complete transmission of the information contained in this
> communication nor for any delay in its receipt.

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