FICPI welcomes move to make EPO oral proceedings in opposition via video until September 2020
Posted by Robert Watson
08 Jun 2020
Robert Watson reports on the lobbying of EPO by FICPI, which may have contributed to the EPO announcing that all oral proceedings in Oppositions...
How to respond to significant changes to the Taiwan Patent Act
Posted by George Huang
28 May 2020
With the growing high-tech industry, Taiwan is rising to become a global technology and innovation powerhouse, and many foreign corporations are showing interest in...
Changes at the German Patent and Trademark Office
20 Apr 2020
The German Patent and Trademark Office has announced that deadlines in all ongoing IPR proceedings granted by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office...
Remote working with the EPO
Posted by Antonio Pizzoli
03 Apr 2020
In view of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency, the EPO has made some changes to its procedures. Oral proceedings before examining divisions are to be...
WIPO suspends all communication by postal mail
Posted by Julian Crump
02 Apr 2020
FICPI has recieved the following urgent message from WIPO: As noted in WIPO Update on COVID-19 press release on March 16, 2020, the International Bureau remains in...
Important modifications in the system of resolving patent disputes in Poland
Posted by Marek Łazewski
31 Mar 2020
This year brings broad changes to the whole system of Polish intellectual property law (IPL).  This article focuses on implications for parties to a potential...