IP Federation Review 2022

27 February 2023

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, IP Federation Review 2022 (formerly Trends and Events), has now been published. It provides an overview of those intellectual property issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look beyond current issues to identify future areas of interest, activity or controversy.

IP Federation Review 2022 is available to download from this site, together with PDF versions of the individual articles in due course. It can also be read online here.

All issues are also available via Google Drive.

As well as the President’s introduction, IP Federation Review 2022 includes articles on the following:

IP Federation

  • Inside in-house
  • Driving greater inclusion and diversity
  • “The Great Reformation” – IPReg consultation on proposals for changes to regulatory arrangements.
  • The IP Federation and the IP Minister(s)
  • The IP Federation’s activities
  • IP Federation objectives 2022/23


  • Patent Law Harmonisation review
  • Licensors and licensees – Have you discussed your UPC strategy?
  • Amending the requirement for Description Amendments: the EPO’s hot topic of 2022
  • Amicus curiae briefs at the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • The TRIPS Waiver
  • FRAND: Busy UK Courts, and the European Commission’s Initiative on a New Framework for Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs)
  • Highlights from the UK Patents Court 2022 – Validity
  • Infringement – interesting rulings on the doctrine of equivalents in the UK Patents Court

The Broader IP Landscape

  • International Trade and Intellectual Property
  • Privilege on intellectual property law advice and patent attorneys and levelling up?
  • Without a broad text and data mining exception, the UK cannot succeed in its ambition to be an AI superpower
  • Evolving the UK designs framework
  • IP Federation Trade Mark Committee
  • The National Security and Investment Act 2021

IP Federation Biographies