Trends and Events
14 February 2013
The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2012, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look beyond current issues to identify future areas of interest, activity or controversy.
Trends and Events
2012 is available on this site
, together with PDF versions of the individual articles in due course. As well as the President’s Introduction, it includes articles on the following:
- The Federation’s activities
- Revision of the rules for the assessment of licensing agreements for the transfer of technology under EU competition law
- Patent Enforcement – Portugal enacts law mandating arbitration for pharmaceutical patent disputes between innovators and generics
- Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework
Additional Employee Inventor Compensation – A right too far?
An Update on the America Invents Act (AIA) and Strategies to Consider
European Patent Office (EPO) Update
EU Patent Reform
Patent Box – The Basics
Proposal for Collaborative Search and Examination (CSE) in the PCT
Trade marks update
- Update on "plain" (more accurately, "standardised") packaging
IP Federation Biographies
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
The IP Federation has written to Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary...
Privilege in the Unified Patent Court - Comment on Draft Rule 287 on Attorney–Client Privilege
The IP Federation has submitted comments to the drafting committee on...
Court of Justice case C-463/12 (Copydan Båndkopi)
The IP Federation is urging UK intervention in Court of Justice case C-463/12...
Collaborative Search and Examination Project
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on Collaborative...
The Proposed Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
The IP Federation has written to Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary...
Unitary Patent Protection – Articles 6-8 of the proposed Regulation
The IP Federation has written to Members of JURI urging to call for the deletion...
A Search for Best Practices – London, 29–30 November 2012
The IP Federation is delighted to support the Federal Circuit Bar Association...
Consultation on Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on Reform of...
Consultation on potential EU–US trade agreement
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on a potential...
IPReg ABS (alternative business structures) – Licensing Consultation
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on becoming a...