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Proposal for harmonisation of claim formats
28 Feb 2013

The IP Federation has made a proposal for harmonisation of claim formats to facilitate cooperation between Patent Offices and help users. Purely formal alignment of the law and rules relating to claim form between the European Patent Convention and USA...
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Trends and Events
14 Feb 2013

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2012, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look...
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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
13 Feb 2013

The IP Federation has written to Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We are urging the Government to conduct a robust economic impact analysis...
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Privilege in the Unified Patent Court - Comment on Draft Rule 287 on Attorney–Client Privilege
07 Feb 2013

The IP Federation has submitted comments to the drafting com­mittee on draft Rule 287 on Attorney–Client Privilege in the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court. The comments are consistent with the Federation’s comments...
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Court of Justice case C-463/12 (Copydan Båndkopi)
12 Dec 2012

The IP Federation is urging UK intervention in Court of Justice case C-463/12 (Copydan Båndkopi). For full details, click HERE. To see all our policy papers, click HERE....
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Collaborative Search and Examination Project
22 Nov 2012

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on Collaborative Search and Examination by the EPO closing 23 November 2012. The IP Federation believes that collaborative search and examination under the PCT will be the biggest single...
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The Proposed Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
19 Nov 2012

The IP Federation has written to Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is with regret that we are urging the UK not to agree to the current proposals....
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Unitary Patent Protection – Articles 6-8 of the proposed Regulation
26 Oct 2012

The IP Federation has written to Members of JURI urging to call for the deletion of Articles 6–8 from the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and Council. This would remove a significant political road-block enabling the dossier to continue...
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A Search for Best Practices – London, 29–30 November 2012
25 Oct 2012

The IP Federation is delighted to support the Federal Circuit Bar Association of America as it brings its 2012 International Series ‘A Search for Best Practices’ to London on the 29th and 30th November. Our President, Dr Bobby Mukherjee, has...
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Consultation on Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework
01 Oct 2012

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework closing 2 October 2012. In the Federation’s view, criminal penalties for deliberate infringement of registered design rights are unjustified...
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