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