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Harmonisation of Substantive Patent Law
06 Sep 2011

The IP Federation has made a plea for renewed 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...
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EU–India Free Trade Agreement
12 Aug 2011

The IP Federation has written to the IPO advocating the provision of Regulatory Data Protection in India in the EU–India trade talks.In this, we are supporting EFPIA’s position paper dated March 2011 and urging the UK to advocate...
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IPO consultation on experimental use and Bolar exemption
29 Jul 2011

The IP Federation has responded to the IPO consultation with deadline 31 July 2011. We strongly support any change to the law that will improve the current UK regulatory framework by removing the risk of patent infringement when carrying out clinical...
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IP Federation Annual Lunch
13 Jul 2011

In AD 1611, a set of scholars sat in Stationers’ Hall, a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, and put the finishing touches to the King James Bible. Four hundred years later, the 2011 AGM and Annual Lunch of...
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Third party observations at the EPO
20 Jun 2011

The IP Federation has written to the EPO asking it to reconsider its decision not to include a “clarity” tab on the proposed web page for making observations, and to amend the Guidelines to make explicit the fact that third parties may object...
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Cabinet Office Procurement Policy – Use of Open Standards
18 May 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to Government proposals that open standards should be sought whenever it is procuring IT equipment. These were outlined in their Procurement Policy Note on Use of Open Standards when specifying ICT requirements...
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Independent Review of IP and Growth
18 May 2011

The final report on the Independent Review of IP and Growth chaired by Professor Ian Hargreaves and assisted by a panel of experts, Digital Opportunity, has now been pub­lished. For more information please visit: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipreview.htm The...
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Commission report on implementation of enforcement directive
21 Apr 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a policy paper on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. This is by way of belated response to the consultation on the Commission Report on the enforcement of intellectual property rights which closed on 31 March...
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IPO consultation on amending the Patents Act 1977 to provide for online patent document inspection
20 Apr 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office's formal consultation concerning proposals to amend the Patents Act 1977 by regulation, to provide for online patent document inspection. Under the proposals, a new section...
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IP Federation supports EU patent reform
31 Mar 2011

The President of the IP Federation has written to Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, making the following points: The IP Federation has been following closely the developments...
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