Is the EPO throwing down the gauntlet on patent applications?

http://www.epo.org/topics/news/2008/20080401.html

Despite receiving more patent applications than ever, statistics published this month have revealed the EPO granted almost 13% less patents in 2007 than in the previous year. EPO president, Alison Brimelow said “What we [therefore] need is not more patents, but more good patents.”

Any takers??

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