Policy Papers

Total Documents: 6

This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.

Harmonisation of Substantive Patent Law

Document No: PP 14/11 Posted: 06 September 2011

Plea for renewed efforts to find common ground for international agreement on a number of substantive aspects of patent law, including:

  • the prior art to be considered in relation to novelty,
  • the principle that the patent on a given invention should be awarded to the first inventor to file, and
  • a grace period

Hague convention: December 2005

Document No: PP 48/05 Posted: 01 January 2007

Response to DCA consultation of October 2005 made Dec 2005 re: the Draft Convention on Exclusive Choice of Courts Agreements (Hague) - re: issue of ratification.

Hague convention: January 2005

Document No: PP 4/05 Posted: 01 January 2007

Response to DCA consultation of Oct 2004 on the Draft Convention on Exclusive Choice of Courts Agreements (Hague), made January 2005.