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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:
 
 
IP Federation
  • The Federation’s activities
Competition
  • 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
Copyright
  • Copyright & Levies
Designs
  • Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework
Patents
  • 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

  • Patent Marking

  • Proposal for Collaborative Search and Examination (CSE) in the PCT

 
 Trade Marks
  • Trade marks update

  • Update on "plain" (more accurately, "standardised") packaging
UK Issues
  • Role of Government in Protecting and promoting Intellectual Property

  • The UK Intellectual Property Office

 
IP Federation Biographies

 



Previous Articles

  • Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court 

    The IP Federation has written to Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary... 
    (February 13, 2013) read more »»
     
  • 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... 
    (February 07, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Court of Justice case C-463/12 (Copydan Båndkopi) 

    The IP Federation is urging UK intervention in Court of Justice case C-463/12... 
    (December 12, 2012) read more »»
     
  • Collaborative Search and Examination Project 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on Collaborative... 
    (November 22, 2012) read more »»
     
  • The Proposed Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court 

    The IP Federation has written to Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary... 
    (November 19, 2012) read more »»
     
  • 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... 
    (October 26, 2012) read more »»
     
  • A Search for Best Practices – London, 29–30 November 2012 

    The IP Federation is delighted to support the Federal Circuit Bar Association... 
    (October 25, 2012) read more »»
     
  • Consultation on Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on Reform of... 
    (October 01, 2012) read more »»
     
  • Consultation on potential EU–US trade agreement 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on a potential... 
    (September 27, 2012) read more »»
     
  • IPReg ABS (alternative business structures) – Licensing Consultation 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on becoming a... 
    (September 17, 2012) read more »»