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APEC IPEG Roundtable on Patent Grace Period

01st April, 2019

FICPI, represented by its Vice-President Ivan Ahlert, was invited to speak in two panels: “Overview of International Substantive Patent Law Discussions” and “Panel Discussion: How Patent Grace Period Works from the Perspective of Inventors, SMEs, Patent Counsel”.  The first panel was chaired by Elaine Wu (USPTO Office of Policy and…

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FICPI at ICANN64 Public Meeting in Kobe

01st April, 2019

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions, held its 64th public meeting in Kobe, Japan, on…

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The IP Profession Adds Value to Innovation

01st April, 2019

FICPI has published its long-awaited report in to the question of whether the IP profession adds value to the innovation process and how that value can be assessed, both objectively and subjectively.  The final report was prepared over several years with many hours of work by numerous authors and editors…

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The IP Profession Adds Value to Innovation

01st April, 2019

FICPI has published its long-awaited report in to the question of whether the IP profession adds value to the innovation process and how that value can be assessed, both objectively and subjectively.  The final report was prepared over several years with many hours of work by numerous authors and editors…

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Annual Meeting with the EPO 2019

19th March, 2019

This was FICPI’s first official meeting with Mr. António Campinos who took up office as President of the EPO on 1st July 2018. The composition of the delegations were: EPO: António Campinos, President Niclas Morey, User Support & Quality Management Telmo Vilela, Director International Co-operation Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law…

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FICPI visit to the EPO Boards of Appeal March 2019

19th March, 2019

This was FICPI’s second meeting with the separated Boards of Appeal, and the first to take place in the relatively new premises in Haar. The Boards of Appeal delegation comprised: Carl Josefsson, President of the Boards of Appeal Ingo Beckedorf, Chair Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.07 Mike Harrison, Chair Technical…

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President’s Monthly Letter - February 2019

01st March, 2019

Dear FICPI Family A couple of months into the new year and FICPI is already buzzing with activity.  The Vienna Forum, 9-12 October 2019 As I write from my new ‘half-partition’ in my new firm’s office in Bath, the brochures for the 18th FICPI Open Forum are about to hit your desks.  The…

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Current Developments in Venezuela

27th February, 2019

On Friday 1 February 2019, a year after announcing fee changes, the Venezuelan PTO (SAPI) finally published their new schedule of charges. Payment of official fees had been suspended since February 2018.   This new resolution creates serious issues, at least for US IP holders, since it states that foreign…

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