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Grace Period

30 Jan, 2016 - FICPI urges the adoption of a Grace Period - creating a level playing field for inventors.

2016 EUROSEAD FICPI Patent Drafting Training Course

23 Jan, 2016 - FICPI has developed a training course to teach the preparation of patent specifications and claims. The next course will be held in Hamburg (Germany) during 2016.

USPTO announces pilot programme

11 Nov, 2015 - USPTO announces pilot programme to allow amendments to the Identification of goods and services due to technology evolution

ICANN - GNSO IGO-INGO Access

11 Nov, 2015 - Preliminary Issue Report for public comment to obtain community input on the issue of launching a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDs.

FICPI // EPO // SIPO // SEAD

11 Nov, 2015 - FICPI met with the senior managment of the EPO’s senior management in Lyon, France, where the EPO and SIPO (the Chinese Patent Office) were celebrating 30 years of collaboration between the EPO and SIPO. A full report of the FICPI-EPO meeting is available at http://tinyurl.com/p76wc6y.

Unified Patent Court (UPC) announces its Rules of Procedure

11 Nov, 2015 - On 27 October 2015 the UPC Preparatory Committee published on its website the Rules of Procedure of the of the Unified Patent Court.

Intellectual Property India - CRIs

20 Oct, 2015 - The Indian Patent Office has finalised its Guidelines relating to the Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs). The Guidelines mark a paradigm shift in the thinking of the Indian Patent Office towards patent eligibility of CRIs and is a watered down version of the draft guidelines.

Indian Patent Office Releases Guidelines For Applications Relating To Pharmaceutical Inventions

20 Oct, 2015 - The Indian pharmaceutical industry is known for its global success and market leadership in producing generic drugs. However, in order to lead to higher quality patent applications, the Indian Patent Office has released examination guidelines for applications relating to pharmaceutical inventions.
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