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  Quality of Search and Examination of International Applications
Document No: PP 3/12   Posted: 27/01/2012

Views in favour of the proposal to modify the International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines in order to provide further guidance to International Authorities on the inclusion of observations on clarity and support, as set out in Annex I to Circular C.PCT 1326

 

  Unitary Patent Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement
Document No: PP 2/12   Posted: 23/01/2012

Views in favour of a properly designed and implemented Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court for the European Scrutiny Committee

 

  WIPO pilot projects on collaborative search and examination
Document No: PP 1/12   Posted: 06/01/2012

Statement in support of WIPO’s Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) Pilot Project

 

  Unitary Patent Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement
Document No: PP 20/11   Posted: 02/12/2011

Plea for the UK not to initial, agree to or sign anything in which our concerns are not dealt with or which precludes further progress on structural issues

 

  Unitary Patent Protection Regulation Articles 68
Document No: PP 19/11   Posted: 25/11/2011

Plea for MEPs to push for the deletion of the infringement provisions in Articles 6–8 from the Unitary Patent Regulation, and to give full consideration is given to other significant issues to ensure we achieve a better patent system in Europe

 

  Location of the Unified Patent Court
Document No: PP 18/11   Posted: 17/11/2011

Letter to Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills, requesting the Central Division of the new Court to be located in London

 

  Implementing the Hargreaves review call for evidence in relation to the design sector
Document No: PP 17/11   Posted: 11/11/2011

Response to the Intellectual Property Office’s call for evidence in relation to the design sector closing on 11 November 2011, aiming to gain a better understanding of whether the design rights system in the UK is geared to the needs of business

 

  IPReg Consultation on Litigation Rights for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Document No: PP 16/11   Posted: 17/10/2011

Response to consultation on litigation rights supporting IPReg in its proposals to issue a revised qualification regime for patent attorney and trade mark attorney litigators to facilitate the grant of relevant rights to registered patent and trade mark attorneys

 

  Draft agreement on a Unified Patent Court and draft Statute
Document No: PP 15/11   Posted: 22/09/2011

Statement in support of the "principles paper” prepared by a sub-group of the European Patent Reform Consultation Group constituted by the IPO, urging that the text of the agreement on a Unified Patent Court and draft Statute requires amendment

 

  Harmonisation of Substantive Patent Law
Document No: PP 14/11   Posted: 06/09/2011

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
 


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