"I won't continue to beat my head up a stone wall." (Photo:

McCreevy beats head on wall over patents

EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy has expressed his frustration over member states' inability to agree on a common European patent and is calling for EU companies to put pressure on their home governments.

"I call on member states to be active and not 'counter-active'", Mr McCreevy said, adding that EU companies "will have to put pressure on their national governments ... to do something."

"Europe doesn't have the time for navel-gazing and pondering over solutions,"...

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