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Updates from the FICPI Community

FICPI – WIPO Meeting, 11 September 2019

24th September, 2019

FICPI had the pleasure of having a full-day meeting with the WIPO leadership on 11 September 2019 covering a broad range of topics, from one-portal digitalization to arbitration. The WIPO is also expanding its patent drafting training programs. Should the Client-Attorney Privilege question be separated from patent law harmonization? Will…

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FICPI Turkey - Roundtable Meeting on EP Opposition Procedures

20th September, 2019

FICPI - TURKEY arranged its sixth roundtable meeting on opposition proceedings of European Patents before the European Patent Office (“EPO”), the protection of the amended version of already validated patents in Turkey following the opposition procedure and how the opposition procedures of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“Office”) should…

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FICPI @ ABPI International Congress 2019

19th September, 2019

FICPI Vice President, Ivan Ahlert, represented FICPI at the XXXIX International Congress on Intellectual Property of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-27 August 2019, with more than 700 registered participants. ABPI kindly offered a booth to FICPI during the congress, where we distributed…

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Report of EUIPO User Group Meeting – Strategic Plan 2025

19th September, 2019

Attended by Elia Sugrañes, Deputy Secretary General and Robert Watson, Vice-President CET. Other organisations represented: AIM, AIPPI, APRAM, ASIPI, BIM, Business Europe, CITMA, ECTA, MARQUES, FEMIPI, ICC and UNION. The meeting was introduced by João Negrão, followed by an address by the Executive Director, Christian Archambeau, which provided a very…

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CET5 Studies Patent Eligibility of 3D Printed Tissues and Organs

11th September, 2019

Over the last few years, CET Group 5 (Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals) has conducted an extensive study of the issues surrounding the eligibility for patenting of inventions relating to artificial organs produced by three-dimensional (“3D”) printers.  A 3D printer can produce an artificial organ using cells (preferably cells cultured from the…

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An Update From The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Working Group of FICPI

12th August, 2019

CET5 (or “Group 5”), the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical working group of FICPI, has active members in Austria, Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.  The group met in person in June of 2018 at…

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The President’s Desk - July 2019

21st July, 2019

What is FICPI? What is FICPI? Good question. You would have thought that as president I should be able to answer that one.  If you would have asked me 6 months ago, I would have told you that “FICPI is a long-established international association (federation even!) of IP attorneys in…

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Report on the 30th Session of the SCP

08th July, 2019

The 30th Session of the Standing Committee on Patent Law (SCP) was held in Geneva on 24 to 27 June 2019. FICPI attended the meeting and made a statement on the “Confidentiality of communications between clients and their patent advisors” supporting a sharing session on this topic suggested for the…

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