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FICPI’s “Asian Tour”

12th November, 2019

An important part of FICPI’s work is to build strong relationships with IP offices around the world. Independent IP attorneys represent the vast majority of applicants for patents, trade marks and designs and are major users of national, regional and international systems for protecting such IP rights. As a result,…

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FICPI survey assesses IT readiness of FICPI member firms

11th November, 2019

IP firms small and large face challenges and opportunities created by ever-evolving technology. FICPI’s latest survey assessed the state of play amongst firms and how FICPI initiatives can help firms further tap into the advantages that technology offers.    The IP asset management group of FICPI’s Professional Excellence Commission (PEC)…

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Successful Vienna Forum, statistics show

11th November, 2019

Roberto Pistolesi analyses the data on attendees and guests at this year’s Open Forum, examining why it was the most popular with delegates since 2016 and how it offers insights not available from other IP events.  FICPI’s 18th Open Forum, which took place in Vienna from 9 to 12 October…

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FICPI’s Vienna Open Forum 2019: a flavour of the programme

11th November, 2019

Following another successful FICPI Forum, Ivan Ahlert reports on the results of the delegate satisfaction survey, most popular sessions, highlights of plenaries and IP Management and Trademark streams. FICPI’s Open Forum attracts FICPI members and guests from around the world and is also open to the public, ensuring colleagues from…

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From the President’s Desk

11th November, 2019

As the only organisation exclusively for independent IP attorneys, FICPI helps drive developments in IP practice management as well as clarification and formation of IP law worldwide. Members also benefit from events such as the FICPI Open Forum which offer unmatched access to experts and peers on topics such as…

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FICPI Submission in G 1/19 before Enlarged Board of Appeal of EPO

10th October, 2019

Case G 1/19, being based on T 0489/14, broadly relates to computer-implemented simulations of systems and processes and the technicality of such simulations.  T 0489/14 is an appeal against the refusal of European patent application No. 03793825.5, with claims directed to a computer-implemented simulation of an agent moving through an…

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FICPI @ WIPO Assemblies 2019

09th October, 2019

Michael Caine, Vice President of FICPI’s Study & Work Commission (CET), represented FICPI on 3 October 2019 at the WIPO Assemblies 2019 meeting held in Geneva. At the meeting Michael made a statement on behalf of FICPI expressing concerns in relation to the new PCT rules being introduced from 1…

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