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Updates from the FICPI Community

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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07th October, 2019

FICPI was invited to participate at the Group B+ Sub-group meeting and the Group B+ Plenary Session held in Geneva on 1st October 2019. The meeting was attended by Jérôme Collin and Kim Finnilä. The sessions were chaired by Ms Frances Roden (Deputy Director General, IP Australia). During the Sub-Group…

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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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