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IPSO asks Germany to step into EPO dispute
21 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International and European Public Services Organisation has penned a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel raising its “extreme concern” with the European Patent Office
UPC on track for December launch
17 March 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Unified Patent Court’s provisional application stage will begin at the end of May, making it all the more likely that the planned December 2017 launch date will be met
UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
13 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is soliciting bids for research into the effectiveness of the UK’s IP enforcement framework
Jordan joins Patent Cooperation Treaty
10 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spain edges toward unitary patent
10 March 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Experts staunchly defend software patents
09 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
EPO patent grants up 40 percent
07 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
German parliament to debate UPC ratification
01 March 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA launches IdeaScout
27 February 2017 | Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Spain should ‘reconsider’ position on unitary patent
20 February 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Italy ratifies UPC Agreement
15 February 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anti-EU MP against UPC ratification
14 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
WIPO publishes three millionth patent application
07 February 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA Global releases Memotech 7
03 February 2017 | Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO partners with Russia and Cambodia
02 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brexit whitepaper hints at unitary patent
02 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC ratification document doesn’t mention CJEU
27 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
KWM UK goes out of business
19 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC to begin in 2017
16 January 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK signs UPC protocol
20 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper launches new patent tool
14 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK and Brazil renew coop agreement
08 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP Summit: Brexit might mean backtracking
01 December 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
UK to ratify UPC Agreement despite Brexit
28 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO to demonstrate against dismissal
24 November 2016 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK signs IP agreement with India
08 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
‘Essentially biological’ processes are unpatentable
04 November 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP a high earner in the EU, finds top agencies
25 October 2016 | Alicante | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brexit delays UPC ‘to some extent’
18 October 2016 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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