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Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]

17 September 2014

The IP Federation has made a plea for continued efforts to find common ground for international agreement on a number of substantive aspects of patent law, including:

  • the prior art to be considered in relation to novelty,
  • the principle that the patent on a given invention should be awarded to the first inventor to file, and
  • a grace period.

For full details, click HERE.

To see all our policy papers, click HERE.



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