Notes + News

On September 26, 2018, AIPLA Leadership and AIPLA Harmonization Committee members represented AIPLA at a meeting of the Industry Trilateral and the Group B+ Sub-Group in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The AIPLA delegation included Lisa Jorgenson, AIPLA Executive Director, Chen Wang, AIPLA Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs, Tony Venturino Co-Chair of the AIPLA Harmonization Committee, and Committee member Tom Moga who is also incoming Co-Chair of the AIPLA Harmonization Committee. 

The Industry Trilateral and Group B+ Sub-Group meeting on September 26, 2018, focused on continued discussions of the key issues being considered by the Industry Trilateral and the Group B+ Sub-Group in an attempt reach consensus on a broad package of substantive legal matters, including grace period, prior user rights, conflicting applications, 18 month publication, and prior art. 

The Group B+ Sub-Group meeting was attended by representatives from patent offices of Australia, Canada, Denmark, European Patent Office, Germany, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.  The Industry Trilateral delegation was composed of representatives from AIPLA, Business Europe, IPO, and the Japanese Intellectual Property Association.