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Consultation on proposed amendments to Arts. 9(1) and 11(b) RFees
13 Sep 2012

The IP Federation has submitted a response to a SACEPO consultation on proposed amendments to Arts. 9(1) and 11(b) RFees, in time to meet the deadline of 14 September 2012. We are urging the EPO to reconsider its stance on the proposed refunds and to...
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Consultation on Expansion of the IPO Patent Opinions Service
03 Sep 2012

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the con­sultation seeking seeking views on the IPO’s Patent Opinions Service, with closing date 4 September 2012. The IP Federation supports the Government’s policy objective to achieve...
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Portuguese Law 62/2011: Patent infringement and dispute resolution on medicines
18 Jul 2012

The IP Federation has written to the British Embassy in Portugal, requesting that every effort is made to influence the Portuguese government to effect the removal of Law 62/2011 in favour of a Law/legal system for enforcement of IP rights that is...
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The IP Federation elects new President, Bobby Mukherjee
13 Jul 2012

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that Dr Bobby Mukherjee has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 13 July 2012.   Dr Bobby Mukherjee is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with over 16 years’ experience...
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Trade Secrets, Patents and Rio+20 Developments
20 Jun 2012

The IP Federation has written to Liz Coleman at the IPO, in the context of negotiations for the Rio+20 sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro. We are asking the IPO to ensure that UK and EU negotiators enter the final stages of...
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Indian decision to grant a compulsory licence with no local manufacture of the patented product
30 May 2012

The IP Federation has written to John Alty at the IPO expressing concern about the recent decision in India to grant a compulsory licence on the ground that the patented product was not manufactured by the patentee or its licensee in India. To grant...
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Unitary Patent Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement
30 May 2012

The IP Federation has written to Kerstin Jorna at DG MARKT highlighting the Federation’s concerns about the present proposals for the Unified Patent Court. Among other things, this makes the following points: Articles 6-8 We see nothing to...
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Proposed Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
21 May 2012

The IP Federation has written to the Prime Minister pleading for more discussions to build on the progress that has been made so far towards a better patent system in Europe. Unfortunately, if there are not significant changes to the proposals,...
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The Unified Patent Court: help or hindrance?
03 May 2012

The IP Federation’s contributions are mentioned ten times in the report of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee just published entitled “The Unified Patent Court: help or hindrance?” Their overall conclusions read:  ...
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Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court
23 Apr 2012

The IP Federation has submitted 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...
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