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Brazil to grant 230,000 patents

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With the current staff of 324 patent examiners in Brazil it would take 13 years to eliminate the current backlog.   The Brazilian government is proposing to grant 230,000 non-pharmaceutical patents immediately in an emergency catch-up measure.    Applicants can opt-out and third parties can file pre-grant oppositions.   (read more)

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