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This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.
Quality of Search and Examination of International Applications
Views in favour of the proposal to modify the International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines in order to provide further guidance to International Authorities on the inclusion of observations on clarity and support, as set out in Annex I to Circular C.PCT 1326
R & D Block Exemption Regulation
Comments on the Draft Commission Regulation on R&D Agreements and the Guidelines on Horizontal Cooperation Agreements
Reform of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): Informal Consultation by the UK IPO
Working paper from the Commission Services on the Draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified (European) Patent Litigation System (UPLS): Part 1 – Procedure before the Court of First Instance EU Council document 11813/09
Registry Practice Working Group of the UK-IPO: replacement by online forum
Dissolution of the Registry Practice Working Group
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill: cabinet office consultation: August 2007
TMPDF comments on the draft Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill
Representation before the European and Community Patent Court
The IP Federation is strongly supportive of the current version of Article 28 of the draft Agreement which will establish this Court. We believe that opening up representation to suitably certificated EPAs will not only be a progressive step in line with the general objective of improving the patent system in Europe but that specifically it will ensure wider choice and therefore better access to justice for all; especially for those high technology SMEs which will likely be the bedrock of the European Union’s future economic well-being.
Review of the Supplementary International Search System
Views on the Supplementary International Search System urging all IP5 Offices to become SISAs, in response to Circular C.PCT 1329
Revision of the rules for the assessment of licensing agreements for the transfer of technology
Role of Government in Protecting and promoting Intellectual Property
Response to the All-Party Intellectual Property Group announcement on 14 March 2012 that it is to conduct an inquiry into the role of Government in protecting and promoting intellectual property
Rome II: draft convention on the law applicable to non contractual obligations: March 2005
Federation comment of March 2004 on draft convention on the law applicable to non contractual obligations "Rome II"
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