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 UK, Europe 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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IP Federation President’s Reception 12 July 2024

15 July 2024

Adrian Howes was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 12 July 2024. The handover by Danny Keenan, Immediate Past President, was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. Some photographs from the reception follow.

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The IP Federation elects new President, Adrian Howes

12 July 2024

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that Adrian Howes has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 12 July 2024.

Adrian is a UK qualified solicitor, with nearly 20 years of experience in intel­lectual property law in both private practice and industry. Adrian has

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Celebrating the first anniversary of the unitary patent system

31 May 2024

The IP Federation recognises a year of success of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) since it opened on 1 June 2023. In just one year, the court has taken on over 330 cases, with its local and central divisions, as well as the Court of Appeal, delivering numerous rulings and

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