The EPO is one single organization when it comes to process, but you can’t negotiate with them at a political level because they’ll engage you in a conversation but at the end of it you say, “Well, what can we do?” And they’ll say, “Well, you know, we don’t have the mandate. That’s up to the member states.” And so it’s a little bit more challenging in large part because you don’t have a single entity that makes a decision on these issues.

James pooley

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