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Consultation on accelerated patent processing at the IPO
21 Jun 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) con­sulta­tion with extended deadline 21 June 1013, This sought views on accelerated patent processing at the IPO and their proposal to introduce a “superfast”...
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Criminal sanctions for Registered Design infringement
03 Jun 2013

The IP Federation has written to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) on the subject of criminal sanctions for Registered Designs infringement. The IP Federation is against the introduction of criminal sanctions for Registered Designs infringement...
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Roger Burt elected President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
29 May 2013

We extend our congratulations to Roger Burt, a Vice-President of the IP Federation, who was formally elected President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) at the annual general meeting on 22 May 2013.  Congratulations also...
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Court of Justice case C-170/13 (Huawei Technologies)
29 May 2013

The IP Federation is urging UK intervention at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Court of Justice case C-170/13 (Huawei Technologies). This case concerns highly topical policy issues surrounding licensing of standard essential...
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Discussion Document on an Appointed Person for Patents and SPCs
20 May 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) discussion paper on an Appointed Person for Patents with deadline 21 May 2013. In our view, a proportionate approach would be to set up an Appointed Person route...
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Draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and guidelines
17 May 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Commission's public consultation on anti-trust rules on technology licensing which closes on 17 May 2013.  This relates to the draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology...
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Vitorino Report on private copying and reprographic levies
24 Apr 2013

The IP Federation has written to Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual property in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We are seeking the inclusion of the Vitorino Report on the Agenda of...
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Online open consultation regarding divisional applications (Rule 36 EPC)
05 Apr 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Patent Office's online open consultation regarding divisional applications (Rule 36 EPC). We believe that the time limit imposed in current Rule 36 EPC comes at too early a time to allow the...
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Trends and Events archive
04 Apr 2013

For the first time, our archive of issues of Trends and Events is being made available on the IP Federation website. Trends and Events (ISSN 2046-3049) is our annual publication in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities....
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Chancery Modernisation Review
27 Mar 2013

The Chancellor has asked Mr Justice Briggs to take charge of a review of the practice and procedure of the Chancery Division of the High Court (both in and outside London), with a brief to make proposals for change. The review encompasses all aspects...
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