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
The IP Federation has submitted observations at the European Patent Office as amicus curiae in respect of Enlarged Board of Appeal case G 3/19. This is a referral pursuant to Art. 112(1)(b) EPC by the President of the European Patent Office) – “Article 164(2) EPC / Pepper”.
The IP Federation has responded to the IPReg consultation on removing restrictions on providing pro bono advice closing on 9 October 2019.
We believe that the question of insurance is one on which a meeting with IPReg would especially facilitate progress towards creating an environment encouraging
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
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