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Trends and Events 2013

03 December 2013

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2013, 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 2013 is available on this site, together with PDF versions of the individual articles in due course. All issues are also available via Google Drive. As well as the President’s Intro­duc­tion, it includes articles on the following:

IP Federation

  • The Federation’s activities

Competition

  • EU Consultation on trade secrets
  • Draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and guidelines

Copyright

  • Copyright Update

Designs

  • Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: Clause 13
  • Unregistered Design Rights – Qualification

Litigation

  • Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats
  • Privilege

Patents

  • Claim format harmonisation
  • Patent Consultations
  • Patent-related incentives and impediments to transfer of technology
  • EU Patent Reform
  • Promoting clinical trials of pharmaceuticals in the UK

IP Federation Biographies



Previous Articles

  • Intellectual Property Bill 201314: IP Federation position on Clause 3 (qualification criteria) 

    The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the qualification... 
    (October 25, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Intellectual Property Bill 201314: Clause 18 (sharing information with overseas patent offices) 

    The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the provisions... 
    (October 21, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Intellectual Property Bill 201314: IP Federation position on Clause 13 

    The IP Federation has issued a further policy paper in response to the... 
    (October 09, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Public consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the public consultation on the... 
    (September 30, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Commission proposal to amend Brussels I Regulation to UPC Agreement 

    The IP Federation has prepared comments on the Commission proposal... 
    (September 23, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Unified Patent Court Rules of Procedure Consultation Event webcast 

    The consultation on the rules of procedure for the Unified Patent Court closes... 
    (September 02, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Court of Justice case C-364/13 (International Stem Cell Corporation) 

    The IP Federation is urging UK intervention at the Court of Justice of the European... 
    (August 14, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Law Commission consultation... 
    (July 17, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Intellectual Property Bill 201314: Part 1 Design 

    The IP Federation has written to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office)... 
    (July 15, 2013) read more »»
     
  • Criminal sanctions for Registered Design infringement IP Federation response 

    The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the provision... 
    (July 09, 2013) read more »»