Miscellaneous : 5 Documents


EPC Impact Assessment – CIPA and IP Federation – 24 June 2020

Document No: PUB 5/20 Posted: 29 June 2020
Report for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the IP Federation The European Patent Convention and its Economic Impact on UK Innovation by Tony Clayton, former Chief Economist UK IPO As sent to Ms Amanda Solloway, IP Minister, and Mr Crawford Falconer, Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade, on 29 June 2020.

Intellectual property (IP) law and Brexit – summary of main requests for the UK government

Document No: PUB 2/17 Posted: 04 January 2018

Joint Brexit note providing a short list of the biggest areas where UK government action is neces­sary to ensure continuity and certainty of IP law and to prevent disruption both to undertakings which use IP services and IP service providers. Key recommendations are made in the following areas:

  1. Continuation of EU-derived IP rights.
  2. Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court Agreement.
  3. Exhaustion of rights.
  4. Rights of representation.
  5. Mutual recognition of judgments.

and written or supported by the following organisations that represent the main UK IP professions, including IP solicitors, IP barristers, chartered patent attorneys, and chartered trade mark attorneys:

  • Law Society of England and Wales 
  • Intellectual Property Bar Association 
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys 
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys 
  • IP Federation

General memorandum submitted to the departmental committee to examine the British patent system – March 1968

Document No: PUB 1/80 Posted: 18 January 2021
The general theme of these submissions is that the patent system is important to the development of technology in a modern industrial State; that it is part of and interlocks with an international system and that unilateral abandonment is unthinkable. The three principal complaints of industry are of uncertainty, delay and high cost. The uncertainty complaint is beamed mainly towards the difficulty of ascertaining at a given point of time what the patent situation is in regard to a particular industrial operation. The delays of which industry principally complains are in reaching a speedy and authentic answer on questions of validity and infringement - the complaint of high cost is particularly directed at High Court actions.

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