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  Reform of the Boards of Appeal
Document No: PP 7/16   Posted: 11/07/2016

IP Federation comments on EPO Administrative Council paper CA/43/16 outlining proposals for the reform of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA)

 

  Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
Document No: PP 5/15   Posted: 22/04/2015

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
 

  The EU Trade Secrets Directive (December 2014)
Document No: PP 4/15   Posted: 02/03/2015

IP Federation position on the EU Trade Secrets Directive (December 2014)

 

  Public Consultation on Patents and Standards by the European Commission
Document No: PP 1/15   Posted: 12/02/2015

IP Federation response to the European Commission "Patents and Standards" Consultation

 

  Proposal to amend the marking provisions for registered designs
Document No: PP 11/14   Posted: 26/11/2014

Proposal to amend the marking provisions for registered designs to provide for the marking of products with a relevant internet link (virtual marking)

 

  Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
Document No: PP 6/14   Posted: 17/09/2014

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.

 

 

  Response to consultation on the examination system for qualifying as a patent attorney
Document No: PP 3/14   Posted: 17/03/2014

IP Federation response to IPReg consultation on simplifying and modernising the examination system for qualifying as a patent attorney

 

  Public consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court
Document No: PP 15/13   Posted: 30/09/2013

Response to public consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court closing 1 October 2013

 

  Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats
Document No: PP 12/13   Posted: 17/07/2013

Response to Law Commission consultation relating to their Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats project with deadline 17 July 2013

 

  Patent-related incentives and impediments to transfer of technology
Document No: PP 9/13   Posted: 01/07/2013

Practical examples and experiences on patent-related incentives and impediments to transfer of technology, in response to a request by the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) to update the document on transfer of technology (document SCP/18/8) by 30 June 2013

 


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