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Amicus curiae brief on the questions referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal pending as case G1/15
01 Mar 2016

The IP Federation has filed an amicus curiae brief with observations on the questions referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) on case G1/15 (Partial priority). The first question referred to the Enlarged Board...
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Group B+ questionnaire regarding cross-border aspects of client / patent attorney privilege
26 Feb 2016

Group B+ has formulated a questionnaire to gauge the extent of the problem of cross-border aspects of client / patent attorney privilege, and the possibility of a multilateral treaty on this subject and to gather views on what a multilateral treaty might...
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Trends and Events 2015
05 Feb 2016

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2015, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries...
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Consultation on proposal for changes in registered design fees
29 Jan 2016

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation on proposal for changes in registered design fees which closes on 29 January 2016. In general, IP Federation members welcome any reduction in the official fees charged in...
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Indian Government consultation on draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015
26 Nov 2015

The IP Federation has submitted comments on the draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015 released by the Indian Department for Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 29 October 2015. Stakeholders have been invited to submit comments by 27 November...
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Unified Patent Court – Public Consultation on the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs
31 Jul 2015

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the public consultation on the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs under the Unified Patent Court. Responses are to be sent electronically to the Secretariat before midnight on 31 July...
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Consultation on IPO’s new Design Opinions Service
14 May 2015

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation which seeks views on the detailed implementing regulations for the Design Opinions Service introduced by the Intellectual Property Act 2014. Comments are sought on the scope...
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IP Federation's Message to the New Government
13 May 2015

The IP Federation has written to the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP in the light of his re-appointment as Prime Minister following last week’s elections. We have included a message to the new government which the members of the IP Federation have prepared,...
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Legal Services Board – Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers
23 Apr 2015

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the discussion paper of the Legal Services Board: “Are Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers Justified?” The closing date for receipt of views is 24 April 2015. It...
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Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
22 Apr 2015

The IP Federation is making a further 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...
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