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holidayThe summer holiday season is winding down now but IPcopy has been busy throughout! Just in case you’ve missed the odd article or two, here’s a summary of what we’ve been on about since late July.

New Zealand has NOT banned software patents – 29 August 2013. Contrary to news reports New Zealand is not banning software patents, just changing the way it deals with them. Feel free to send the link to this article to any news outlet that says otherwise!

Inventive step at the UK IPO – Report of CIPA seminar – 27 August 2013.

Superfast patent processing: Government response – 22 August 2013. The Government’s response to the proposed superfast patent processing system has been published.

A stocktake of your IP – 20 August 2013. A guest post from Annette Freeman looking at why businesses should identify, understand, account for and manage their intellectual property.

How to cut the cost of filing PCT applications in the UK (and Europe) – 15 August 2013. The fees for international search vary quite widely between ISAs. This post takes a closer look.

IP challenges and solutions – 15 August 2013. A guest post from Annette Freeman looking at an IQPC paper reporting on trends in IP.

G1/10 – Portion vs Position: Where are they now? – 14 August 2013. IPcopy revisits an Enlarged Board of Appeal case to see what the state of play is.

Bad Faith & trade marks: Frost Products Ltd v F C Frost Ltd – 14 August 2013.

Unitary patent package – the ratification game – 12 August 2013. No sooner had we published the timeline post below then Austria become the first country to deposit its instrument of ratification. One down, twelve to go.

Unitary patent package – Timeline for implementation – 8 August 2013. Since the unitary patent package was agreed there has been some movement in the expected timeline for implementation. This post is an update of an earlier post with our best guess for what’s coming up.

Trade Mark Review: Snickers versus Kickers – 6 August 2013.

Trade Mark Tribunal – Fast track Opposition procedure at the UKIPO – 1 August 2013. A look at the Government’s response to the UKIPO consultation.

Unified patent court news: European Commission adopts proposal for Amendment to Brussels I regulation – 31 July 2013.

SkyDrive v Sky: Microsoft lost against BSkyB over the use of the term “Skydrive” – 31 July 2013.

3D printing – seminar review – 30 July 2013


Mark Richardson  2 September 2013

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