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  Opting out during the sunrise period at the Unified Patent Court
Document No: PP 5/17   Posted: 14/06/2017

Letter to Alexander Ramsay, chair of the UPC Preparatory Committee, expressing concerns with the current lack of clarity around how the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opt-out process will work during the sunrise period at a practical level, including how our member companies will be able to register their staff both as official UPC Representatives and as users of the content management system (CMS) for the opt-out process

 

  Consultation – proposed changes to statutory patent fees
Document No: PP 4/17   Posted: 05/06/2017

IP Federation response to UK IPO consultation seeking views on proposed changes to patents fees

 

  Reform of the Boards of Appeal
Document No: PP 7/16   Posted: 11/07/2016

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

 

  Consultation – proposed changes to the Patents Rules
Document No: PP 4/16   Posted: 21/04/2016

IP Federation response to IPO consultation dated 29 February 2016 seeking views on proposed amendments to the Patents Rules 2007

 

  Amicus curiae brief on the questions referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal pending as case G1/15
Document No: PP 3/16   Posted: 01/03/2016

IP Federation observations on the questions referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office on case G1/15 (Partial priority)

 

  Indian Government consultation on draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015
Document No: PP 9/15   Posted: 26/11/2015

IP Federation comments on the Indian Government’s consultation on the proposed draft rules to amend further the Patents Rules 2003

 

  Unified Patent Court – Public Consultation on the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs
Document No: PP 8/15   Posted: 31/07/2015

IP Federation response to the  UPC Preparatory Committee's public consultation on the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs closing 31 July 2015

 

  Legal Services Board – Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers
Document No: PP 6/15   Posted: 23/04/2015

IP Federation response to the Discussion Paper of the Legal Services Board (LSB) – “Are Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers Justified?”

 

  Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
Document No: PP 5/15   Posted: 22/04/2015

Plea for continued 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
 

  IPREG 2: definition of “corporate work” and “in private practice” in the draft Rules of Conduct
Document No: PP 13/09   Posted: 13/04/2015

Comments on the definition of “corporate work” and “in private practice” in the draft Rules of Conduct, further to the response of the IP Federation (ref PP10/09) to the proposals of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) for a scale of practice fees as set out in IPReg’s recent consultation document

 


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