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AIPLA Advocacy with Other International Organizations and Agencies 

The Hague Conference on Private International Law:
  • ​AIPLA Comments on the Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Relating to Civil or Commercial Matters, Currently Being Negotiated at The Hague Conference on Private International Law, October 26, 2017 (PDF)

International Harmonization:

  • Industry Trilateral (IT3) Publications for the Cornerstones for Harmonisation: a B+ Sub-Group / Industry Symposium​ (Munich Germany, June 20, 2017) 
    • "Policy and Elements for a Possible Substantive Patent Harmonization Package" June 1, 2017 (PDF);
      • Exhibit 1 Grace Period (PDF); 
      • Exhibit 2 Conflicting Applications (PDF); 
      • Exhibit 3 Prior User Rights (PDF);
    • IT3 Symposium Presentation on Grace Period, June 20, 2017 (PDF)
    • IT3 Symposium Presentation on Conflicting Applications, June 20, 2017 (PDF)
    • IT3 Symposium Presentation on Prior User Rights, June 20, 2017 (PDF)
    • IT3 Symposium Presentation on the Proposed Defense for Intervening Users, June 20, 2017 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comment Letter to European Patent Office (EPO) on Draft Template for Unity of Invention for the study conducted by the Patent Harmonization Experts Panel (PHEP) of the IP5 Patent Offices​, March 27, 2017 (PDF​)
  • AIPLA Comments on Prior User Rights Workstream paper from JPO for the B+ Sub-Group on Patent Harmonization, April 26, 2016 (PDF​)
  • AIPLA Comments on Prior User Rights Workstream paper from JPO for the B+ Sub-Group on Patent Harmonization​, April 14, 2016 (PDF)​
  • AIPLA Comments on IP5-PHEP Consultation -- Patent Practices and Procedures, October 25, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on Substantive Items Raised in  Group B+ Sub-Group Paper, "Patent Harmonisation:  Objectives and Principles," August 11, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Response to Group B+ Sub-Group Questions and Paper, "Patent Harmonisation:  Objectives and Principles," July 24, 2015 (PDF)
  • Industry Associations Comments to IP5 Office Heads on Making Global Dossier a High Priority, March 1, 2013 (PDF)​

European Commission:
  • AIPLA Comments to the EC Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry Preliminary Report, January 29, 2009 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on the EC Questionnaire on "The Patent System in Europe", March 28, 2006 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments on Draft Commission Regulation and Guidelines on the Application of Article 81 of the Treaty establishing the European Community to Technology Transfer Agreements. (PDF)
European Patent Office:
  • AIPLA Comments to EPO Regarding Restructuring and Reform of the Boards of Appeal, June 30, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments to EPO Select Committee Regarding Adjusted Proposals for Unitary Patent Renewal Fees,
    May 20, 2015 (PDF)​
  • AIPLA Comments to EPO Select Committee Regarding Unitary Patent Renewal Fees, March 19, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments to EPO Regarding Unitary Patent Post-Grant Fees, February 11, 2015 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Memorandum to Enlarged Board of Appeal, EPO, in re G 3/14:  AIPLA Statement on Referral Under Art 112(1)(a) EPC by Technical Board of Appeal T 0373/12 - 3.2.08 (Appl. No. 08581833.3) (Examination of Clarity Objections), August 29, 2014 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments to EPO Regarding Unitary Patent Fees, January 28, 2014 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments in Response to EPO Consultation Regarding Division Applications (Rule 36 EPC) - April 5, 2013 (PDF)
  • AIPLA Comments to EPO on the Patentability of Computer Programs Case G 3/08, submitted April 28, 2009 (PDF)​
  • AIPLA Comments to JIPA on Proposal Entitled "An Employee Invention System to be Reformed for Promotion Growth--Accelerating Innovation," September 12, 2013 (PDF)​