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Archive of important news items and articles of interest:

Draft Agreement on a Unified Patent Court – PI68 COUR 32

Concerns of Principal

Draft agreement on a Unified Patent Court and draft Statute

- Presidency text

Draft agreement on a Unified Patent Court and draft Statute

- Revised Presidency text

LES comment on... The Government’s Procurement Policy Note 3/11 of
31 January 2011, “Use of Open Standards when specifying ICT requirements.”
LES comments on... The Consultation on the Commission Report on the enforcement of intellectual property rights
LES comments on...The U.K. Government’s proposals for a Patent Box

LES comments on...The Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

LES comments on... IPO Consultation on amendments to Design legislation

Science in Parliament Journal: Spring 2011

US Supreme Court broadens patentability test for business method patents. 28 June 2010.
European Patent Office Expanded Board of Appeal approves the Office's approach to patentability of software inventions. 12 May 2010.

Archive of submissions made by the Committee:
Review of EU Legistlation on customs enforcement of IPR

Draft EU Block Exemption Regulations

Archive of issues considered by the Committee:

Call for Evidence on Data Protection Legislative Framework

Review of EU legislation on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (consultation document).

Draft R&D Block Exemption Regulation, Draft Specialisation Block Exemption Regulation, Draft Horizontal Guidelines.

Copyright references to the European Court of Justice (whether use of TV/Radio in hotel bedroom is a phonographic performance, and issues relating to distribution of photographs without author's permission).