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


  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)

 

  Group B+ questionnaire regarding cross-border aspects of client / patent attorney privilege
Document No: PP 2/16   Posted: 26/02/2016

IP Federation response to Group B+ questionnaire regarding cross-border aspects of client / patent attorney privilege

 

  Consultation on proposal for changes in registered design fees
Document No: PP 1/16   Posted: 29/01/2016

IP Federation response to consultation on proposal for changes in registered design fees

 

  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

 

  Consultation on IPO’s new Design Opinions Service
Document No: PP 7/15   Posted: 14/05/2015

IP Federation response to the consultation on IPO’s new Design Opinions Service

 

  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

 

  IPREG 1: Regulation of the Intellectual Property Profession consultation about fees
Document No: PP 10/09   Posted: 13/04/2015

Response of the IP Federation 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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