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Archived updates for Monday, February 06, 2006

UKPO Consulatation on Inventive Step

The UK Patent Office is considering the following questions in its Consultation on the the inventive step requirement in United Kingdom patent law and practice.
  • Is the inventive step requirement for patentable inventions in the United Kingdom right for inventors, the public at large, and the UK economy?
  • Are too many "trivial patents" being granted?
  • Or are innovation and competitiveness best served by easy patenting with low hurdles?

A feedback form is provided in the full consultation and feedback form (PDF file 1Mb) for any responses and should be returned to the Patent Office by 31 May 2006.

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