Monthly Archives: October 2014

News story: Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO

Updated: The Intellectual Property Office is recruiting 2 patent examiners specialising in biotechnology to start 5 September 2016.

Role of a patent examiner

Patent examiners help companies to innovate and grow by granting high quality, valid patents. Patent examiners look at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application. They compare the new invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent.

Skills required

We are seeking people with highly developed analytical and critical skills and the communication skills necessary to express complex technical and legal arguments. You will also need strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers. We need candidates who are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for their own decisions.

Area of expertise

Patent examiners salaries currently start at £27,225 including a £3,000 recruitment and retention allowance. We welcome applications from people who have obtained or are expected to achieve at least a 2:2 degree in:

  • biotechnology

How to apply

Full details of the role and how to apply are available on the Civil Service jobs website.

The closing date for applications is 26 June 2016.

For more information please email adminvacancies@ipo.gov.uk.

Source: UK IPO News

Guidance: Extending Collective Licensing

Updated: Extended Collecting Licensing: application guidance 2016 added.

Update to Extended Collective Licensing: guidance application 2016

The main change requires applicant collective management organisations to declare that they are compliant with the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. If you intend to apply to operate an ECL scheme, you will need to make this declaration as part of your application to the IPO.

Extended Collective Licensing: guidance application 2014

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 stipulate the evidence a collecting society has to provide when submitting an ECL application. This document covers the detail of that evidence and suggests ways in which application requirements can be met.

Source: UK IPO News

Guidance: Extended Collective Licensing

Updated: Revised Extended Collective Licensing guidance added.

Update to Extended Collective Licensing: guidance application 2016

The main change requires applicant collective management organisations to declare that they are compliant with the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. If you intend to apply to operate an ECL scheme, you will need to make this declaration as part of your application to the IPO.

Extended Collective Licensing: guidance application 2014

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 stipulate the evidence a collecting society has to provide when submitting an ECL application. This document covers the detail of that evidence and suggests ways in which application requirements can be met.

Source: UK IPO News