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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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IP Federation President’s Reception 12 July 2019

15 July 2019

Suzanne Oliver was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 12 July 2019. The handover by Belinda Gascoyne, Immediate Past President, was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at Gowling WLG. Some photographs from the reception follow.

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