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State of the art and prior art disclosures at the EPO

On 30 November 2023, CIPA’s Patents Committee submitted an Amicus Brief for case number G 1/23, where the Enlarged Board of Appeal is to decide on when Enough is Enough in terms of the state of the art and prior art disclosures.

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Changes to the supplementary protection certificate system

On 15 September, CIPA submitted comments prepared by the Life Sciences Committee in response to the European Commission's proposed changes to the supplementary protection certificate system...

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Proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

The EPO Boards of Appeal conducted a consultation on proposed amendments to their Rules of Procedure. CIPA's Patents Committee responded on 8 September 2023...

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Additional response to the consultation on the proposal for a new EQE

In addition to CIPA and IP Inclusive’s response to the consultation on the proposal for a new EQE, the attached letter has been sent to the EQE Secretariat which has been signed...

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Response on potential legislative changes for IPO digital transformation

This submission is made on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA). CIPA is generally supportive of the IPO’s approach to implementing automation tools especially...

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Response to consultation on the proposals for a new EQE

This submission is made on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA). Most of the responses received by CIPA did not provide comments in direct response to the specific...

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Enlarged Board consolidated cases G1/22 and G2/22 (Entitlement to priority)

Please find below the response submitted on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. 1 Summary 1.1 Two questions have been referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal...

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Response to UKIPO consultation on Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation

Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation has been under discussion for a long time, most recently in the Industry Trilateral (IT3) of groups representing businesses. National patent offices have...

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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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> What Our Stakeholders Think <

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)

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

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