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UK ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

26 February 2018

Members of the IP Federation are keen that the UK should ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) as soon as possible, and before the EU Summit of 23 March 2018. This will enable negotiations to commence rapidly to secure the legal basis on which the UK can stay in

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Deferred examination at the EPO – IP Federation comments

18 December 2017

At the 17th meeting of the SACEPO Working Party on Rules the European Patent Office (EPO) announced a modification to its examination procedure to permit deferred examination on applicant request. We have written about this to Ms Heli Pihlajamaa, Director of Patent Law at the EPO.

The IP

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