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From the President’s Desk – November 2019

FICPI President, Julian Crump, introduces the refreshed Newsletter and communications strategy, borne from many months of consultation and work of the Communications Commission. He also highlights recent and upcoming FICPI initiatives, events and contributions to IP practice management and law.
 

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FICPI’s Vienna Open Forum 2019: a flavour of the programme

Ivan Ahlert reports on FICPI’s 18th Open Forum, which this year took place in Vienna. Popular sessions included AI and other emerging technologies, and the challenges of being an IP attorney in the 21st Century.

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FICPI survey assesses IT readiness of FICPI member firms

AIAnne Lévy of FICPI’s Professional Excellence Commission (PEC) discusses highlights from FICPI’s latest member survey which explored how prepared FICPI members’ firms are for technology options in areas such as electronic filing and workflow automation. She also draws attention to challenges faced and investment in technology.

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FICPI’s “Asian Tour”

SingaporeFICPI aims to visit the major IP offices worldwide at least once a year. FICPI President, Julian Crump, reports on highlights of 2019 to date plus visits to IP bodies in Asia including IP India, IPOS, CNIPA, KIPO and the JPO. He also discusses local FICPI groups and other events FICPI is running or participating in, in China, India, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.
 

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Successful Vienna Forum, statistics show

This year’s Open Forum sold out a month ahead of time and boasted the highest number of delegates since 2016. FICPI Secretary General, Roberto Pistolesi, drills down into the data and looks at how the popularity of this year’s event will affect the 2020 Open Forum in Cannes.

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FICPI Seminar on International Patent Practice in the US, May 2020

New York Four FICPI seminars comparing patent law and practice in the US and other major jurisdictions are planned for May 2020, "the US Roadshow". Taking place in Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, the sessions will focus on priority, unity of invention, disclosure and grace periods, and patent eligibility.

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New Patent Examination Guidelines for China

ShanghaiCNIPA has published revisions to the Patent Examination Guidelines for China. Amendments broadly follow those published for comment in April 2019. Key changes are in areas such as the patentability of human stem cells, and inventive step assessment.

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Upcoming Events
 
Executive Committee Meeting, Goa 2020
GOA, INDIA. 14 - 19 MARCH 2020

FICPI Korean Symposium 2020
SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF. 22 - 24 APRIL 2020

FICPI 19th Open Forum
CANNES, FRANCE. 7-10 OCTOBER 2020

 
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