Policy Papers

Total Documents: 15

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

Reform of the Boards of Appeal

Document No: PP 7/16 Posted: 11 July 2016

IP Federation comments on EPO Administrative Council paper CA/43/16 outlining proposals for the reform of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA)

Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court

Document No: PP 10/12 Posted: 23 April 2012

Comments on the first draft of the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) issued by the drafting committee following the last meeting of the Commission’s judges and lawyers expert group, with a request for comments by 23 April 2012.

Representation before the European and Community Patent Court

Document No: PP 5/11 Posted: 22 June 2011

The IP Federation is strongly supportive of the current version of Article 28 of the draft Agreement which will establish this Court. We believe that opening up representation to suitably certificated EPAs will not only be a progressive step in line with the general objective of improving the patent system in Europe but that specifically it will ensure wider choice and therefore better access to justice for all; especially for those high technology SMEs which will likely be the bedrock of the European Union’s future economic well-being.

R & D Block Exemption Regulation

Document No: PP 7/10 Posted: 24 June 2010

Comments on the Draft Commission Regulation on R&D Agreements and the Guidelines on Horizontal Cooperation Agreements

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