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Grace Period

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

2016 EUROSEAD FICPI Patent Drafting Training Course

Jan 23 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.

FICPI // EPO // SIPO // SEAD

Nov 11 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

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

USPTO announces pilot programme

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

ICANN - GNSO IGO-INGO Access

Nov 11 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.

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