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Updates from the FICPI Community

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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FICPI Meets With USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

01st July, 2019

FICPI President Julian Crump, CET President Coleen Morrison, Presidents of Honour Danny Huntington and Bastiaan Koster, FICPI US Vice President Robert Katz, CET3 Chair Jerome Collin and CET5 Chair Sharon Crane met with representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 23 May 2019 to discuss various…

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When Views Get in The Way Of Priority Rights in Design Applications

01st July, 2019

Protecting intangible assets is much more than just law – it is making sure your creations are legally protected wherever you market your product, so that you can get economic return when investing on innovation. When it comes to making your creation scalable to global perspectives, you need to protect…

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FICPI @ 41st SCT 2019

01st July, 2019

Jurgen Buchhold represented FICPI on behalf of CET Group 2 and Toni Polson Ashton was present as Special Reporter for Trademarks and Industrial Designs at the 41st Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and GI’s in Geneva, April 2019. Industrial Designs While the Design…

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FICPI Meeting with EUIPO at INTA 2019

FICPI Meeting with EUIPO at INTA 2019

03rd June, 2019

As part of FICPI’s ongoing program of meeting with the major global IP offices, a meeting with the EUIPO was arranged during the INTA Conference in Boston (at the EUIPO’s suggestion) on Sunday, 19 May 2019. FICPI’s delegation comprised: Julian Crump (President), Roberto Pistolesi (Secretary General), Elia Sugrañes (Deputy Secretary…

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