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Trends and Events 2019

19 December 2019

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, Trends and Events 2019, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look beyond current issues to identify future areas of

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EPO President’s visit to the IP Federation on 13 September 2019

07 October 2019

The IP Federation President, Suzanne Oliver, hosted António Campinos, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), at a joint meeting of the Federation’s Council and Patent Committee on 13 September 2019.  In welcoming Mr Campinos, Ms Oliver explained that the aim of the 99-year old Federation is to improve the

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Amicus Curiae Brief on Enlarged Board of Appeal case G 1/19

30 August 2019

The IP Federation has submitted observations at the European Patent Office as amicus curiae in respect of pending referral G1/19 (European application 03793825.5). This relates to the patentability of computer-implemented simulations.

Computer-implemented simulation is an increasingly important technical tool in modern science and engineering. The patentability

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