For the time being, individual countries award patents as legal instruments, protecting property rights through enforcement of that country’s court system. Efforts to unify the European patent system continue, but the viability of this plan remains uncertain. In this vein, competition amongst the various patent system remains pertinent. Patents attract increasing investment amounts, and that investment carries the potential to spawn future innovation, creativity and, of course, jobs. Conversely, that investment also carries the potential to finance the economic future of other countries around the world offering a more attractive proposition.