$BNTX 1. German television - patent question is official history! tagesschau.de/newsticker/li... Quote: Shortly before the G7 deliberations on the further fight against the corona pandemic, the EU leaders clearly spoke out against a comprehensive suspension of patent protection for corona vaccines. "A suspension of patents may sound good, but it is not a silver bullet," said EU Council President Charles Michel at a press conference on the summit of the seven great economic powers in Cornwall, England. Michel said the Trips agreement on international intellectual property protection already offers flexibility and will focus on proposals like encouraging voluntary licensing, knowledge transfer and pooling of patents on mutually agreed terms.