Monday, May 30 2022   \  Published by Lexology.

Renewed Efforts Towards Harmonisation of Substantive Patent Law

Renewed Efforts Towards Harmonisation of Substantive Patent Law

The UKIPO recently opened a short consultation period on substantive patent law harmonisation initiatives in relation to the interrelated issues of grace periods, prior user rights and conflicting applications.

The consultation stems from September 2020 proposals by the Industry Trilateral which was formed in 2003 for stakeholders to engage with the Trilateral Offices (EPO, JPO and USPTO) on substantive and procedural issues of patent law. Read more

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