IP Federation Review 2023

03 April 2024

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, IP Federation Review 2023 (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 2023 can be read online here. Previous issues can be found here or via Google Drive.

As well as the President’s introduction, IP Federation Review 2023 includes articles on the following:

IP Federation

  • The IP Federation’s activities
  • Driving greater inclusion and diversity
  • IP Federation Gangnam-style
  • IP Federation objectives 2023/24


  • IP Federation Patent Committee – expertise in practice
  • Patent law harmonisation
  • European Commission reforms: SPCs, SEPs and compulsory licences
  • SPC policy issues over the last year
  • The first six months of the UPC: A summary of its orders and decisions
  • Referrals to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
  • FRAND: a brave new post-Unwired Planet world
  • Patent law highlights on validity, 2023

The Broader IP Landscape

  • EU Review of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation
  • Key trade and IP update 2023:
Success for the Federation on long-standing trade IP goals!
  • IP Federation Trade Mark Committee – Back in the Saddle
  • Design Law – What Awaits in 2024?
  • Copyright, Data and AI – What are we trying to achieve anyway?

About us

  • IP Federation biographies 2023–2024
  • David Overington Lewis OBE, 1931–2023