About the IP Federation

Improving the intellectual property (IP) framework to meet the needs of innovative industry

The IP Federation represents the views of UK industry in intellectual property rights (IPR) policy and practice matters within the EU, the UK and internationally. It believes that a cost effective, high quality IPR framework is a critical component in industry’s present and future successes in the global economy.

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Improving the IP framework to meet the needs
of innovative industry

Amicus Curiae Brief on Enlarged Board of Appeal case G 1/21

27 April 2021

The IP Federation has submitted observations at the European Patent Office as amicus curiae in respect of Enlarged Board of Appeal case G 1/21. This relates to oral proceedings by videoconference.

In summary, the IP Federation’s submission is that:

  • in the conduct of
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Court of Justice case C-44/21 (Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG v HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. et al.)

23 April 2021

The IP Federation is urging UK intervention in C-44/21 (Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG v HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. et al.).

We would be grateful if Her Majesty’s Government saw fit to file a short brief with the CJEU agreeing

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Consultation on EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines

16 April 2021

The IP Federation has responded to the European Patent Office’s (EPO) public consultation on the Guidelines. We focus on Part F, Chapter IV – Claims (Art. 84 and formal requirements) of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office, March 2021 edition.

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