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Can there be enforcement action in Europe for patents not yet granted?

Any Contracting State may prescribe that a European patent application shall not confer such protection as is conferred by Article 64. However, the protection attached to the publication of the ...
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what incentive is there for a company to buy or license an invention before the patent is approved?

If you file a European Patent you will get a provisional protection after publication, as it is described in Art. 67 EPC. If a state requires so, your provisional protection may start from the ...
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Can a startup circumvent royalties by creating a new patent?

Getting a patent, itself, does not have anything to do with your potential infringement of some other patent. Having a patent gives you the right to try to stop others from violating your patent; it ...
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what incentive is there for a company to buy or license an invention before the patent is approved?

In the US, once issued, the inventor can try to use their rights to stop the company from ever making any more and license the invention to another company.
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How do companies like ARM handle improvements to their patent licenses?

I don't know the particulars of the licenses ARM provides. I do know there are different ones. ARM can indeed make a great deal of money off the licenses without the need to invest in manufacturing ...
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