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?