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Vitorino Report on private copying and reprographic levies
24 Apr 2013

The IP Federation has written to Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We are seeking the inclusion of the Vitorino Report on the Agenda of...
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Online open consultation regarding divisional applications (Rule 36 EPC)
05 Apr 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Patent Office's online open consultation regarding divisional applications (Rule 36 EPC). We believe that the time limit imposed in current Rule 36 EPC comes at too early a time to allow the...
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Trends and Events archive
04 Apr 2013

For the first time, our archive of issues of Trends and Events is being made available on the IP Federation website. Trends and Events (ISSN 2046-3049) is our annual publication in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities....
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Chancery Modernisation Review
27 Mar 2013

The Chancellor has asked Mr Justice Briggs to take charge of a review of the practice and procedure of the Chancery Division of the High Court (both in and outside London), with a brief to make proposals for change. The review encompasses all aspects...
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Public consultation on the protection of business and research know-how
11 Mar 2013

A summary of the IP Federation response to the European Commission trade secrets consultation on the protection of business and research know-how is now available. We believe that trade secrets / confidential business information are of high importance...
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Public consultation on the protection of business and research know-how
08 Mar 2013

The IP Federation has made a response to the European Commission trade secrets consultation on the protection of business and research know-how. We believe that trade secrets / confidential business information are of high importance in all the following...
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Proposal for harmonisation of claim formats
28 Feb 2013

The IP Federation has made a proposal for harmonisation of claim formats to facilitate cooperation between Patent Offices and help users. Purely formal alignment of the law and rules relating to claim form between the European Patent Convention and USA...
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Trends and Events
14 Feb 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...
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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
13 Feb 2013

The IP Federation has written to Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We are urging the Government to conduct a robust economic impact analysis...
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Privilege in the Unified Patent Court - Comment on Draft Rule 287 on Attorney–Client Privilege
07 Feb 2013

The IP Federation has submitted comments to the drafting com­mittee on draft Rule 287 on Attorney–Client Privilege in the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court. The comments are consistent with the Federation’s comments...
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