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Amicus brief: Enlarged Board case G 2/21 (Plausibility)

Earlier this month, CIPA submitted an amicus brief to the Enlarged Board of Appeal on case G 2/21 (Plausibility). The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal has been asked whether and how it is appropriate...

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Supplementary Protection Certificates

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) are a commercially valuable form of intellectual property that is available for certain active ingredients of medicinal and plant protection products. The...

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UK Attorneys call for clarity over Artificial Intelligence and Patents

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys is calling for clarity over the patenting of innovations created by artificial intelligence. Under current laws, an AI system cannot be named as the inventor on a...

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Response on the Patenting of Plants in Europe

This paper has been shared with the UK Intellectual Property Office to advise them of CIPA's position on the options for resolving the current conflict between a) Rule 28(2) of the Implementing...

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Amicus curiae brief on Enlarged Board of Appeal case G1/19

Industry has benefitted from a decade of consistency in Europe regarding the patentability of inventions involving computer-implemented simulation. This has been achieved by applying the reasoning of EPO...

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The Nagoya Protocol and Brexit – should the UK remain a member?

The Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is well-intentioned, but not well-balanced. It obstructs important research on genetic resources, so work on crucial topics such as human...

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EPO decision G2/13 – patentability of plant or animal

The ex officio decision by the EPO to stay proceedings in which the decision depends entirely on the patentability of a plant or animal obtained by an essentially biological process is unjustified and...

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Amicus curiae brief in case G 1/16 (Disclaimers)

The present referral seeks to clarify apparent contradictions between previous Enlarged Board decisions G1/03 and G2/10. The board in the current referring decision appear to apply to different...

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Response to Patenting of Plants in Europe

The CIPA Life Sciences Committee have produced a Position Paper on the Patenting of Plants in Europe. The paper considers the decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent...

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> What Our Stakeholders Think <

CIPA is one of the EPO’s most valued partners and we deeply appreciate the input provided by its members. Our exchanges are always insightful, but in times of crisis, as we’ve seen during the pandemic, this close contact with CIPA has been crucial.

António Campinos, President, European Patent Office

DIT values CIPA’s advice and active support in International Trade Week and in preparing to negotiate IP chapters in the UK’s Free Trade Agreements with Australia, New Zealand and accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Antoinette Graves, Intellectual Property Team, Trade Policy, Department for International Trade (DIT)

CIPA has successfully navigated another year making full use of their impressive talents and creativity. CIPA’s members and leadership have been generous with their feedback on many aspects of EPO policy and practice, especially with regard to oral proceedings by vico.

Steve Rowan, Vice President, European Patent Office

CIPA plays a vital role in maintaining our position as a knowledge based economy and as a major jurisdiction for filing, maintaining and litigating IP rights. I value my links with the institute and the attorney professions as a whole.

Sir Colin Birss, Lord Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal of England and Wales

CIPA does a really good job of representing the interests and needs of patent attorneys. They make us listen and understand and our decision-making is all the better for it.

Lord Smith, Chairman, Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg)

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