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Unified Patent Court IT system and confidentiality issues
09 Dec 2014

The IP Federation has issued a brief paper summarising concerns amongst its members regarding the broad issue of information security within the Unified Patent Court (UPC) system. Whilst these issues have arisen in the context of the...
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Proposal to amend the marking provisions for registered designs
26 Nov 2014

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper on virtual marking for designs. Extending the new patent marking provisions introduced by section 15 of the Intel­lectual Property Act 2014 to registered designs would benefit all those working...
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UK Government consultation on timing of repeal of section 52 of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
27 Oct 2014

The IP Federation has submitted a brief response to the UK Government consultation on timing of repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act with a closing date of 27 October 2014.  It is crucially important for businesses...
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Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
17 Sep 2014

The IP Federation has made a 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...
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IP Federation submissions on draft UPC legislation
02 Sep 2014

The IP Federation has responded to the consultation comprising a Technical Review and Call for Evidence on Secondary legislation implementing the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) and EU Regulations establishing the Unitary Patent....
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IP Federation note to the UPC Preparatory Committee
01 Sep 2014

On the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the IP Federation has sent a note to the Preparatory Committee of the UPC. We are requesting our paper to be considered by the Rules Group before finalising...
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IP Federation comments on other appropriate qualifications under Article 48(2) UPCA
24 Jul 2014

On the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), the IP Federation has responded to the consultation on the proposals by the Legal Working Group of the Preparatory Committee on the draft European Patent Litigation Certificate (EPLC)...
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IP Federation President's Reception 4 July 2014
12 Jul 2014

Carol Arnold was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 4 July 2014. The handover was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at Norton Rose Fulbright. Some photographs from the reception follow. ...
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The IP Federation elects new President, Carol Arnold
04 Jul 2014

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that Carol Arnold has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 4 July 2014. Carol is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney; a European Patent Attorney; and also an Associate Member of the Institution...
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IPReg Competency Frameworks Patents and Trade Marks
19 May 2014

The IP Federation has submitted comments on the IPReg draft Competency Frameworks for patents and trade marks. Drawing from our unique in-house business IP perspective, we would recommend broadly having six core competency areas as follows: technical...
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