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15 Dec 2016

IPReg responds to LSB Diversity Guidance Consultation

The LSB consultation on its Statutory Diversity Guidance closed earlier this month. The  IPReg response welcomes the move towards an outcomes-focused approach given it is more in keeping with the current regulatory environment. It is judged appropriate to review the prescriptive approach of the 2011 Diversity Guidance which focused on data collection and publication and move […]

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24 Nov 2016

IPReg Accreditation Handbook (Accreditation of Qualifying Examinations)

The IPReg Accreditation Handbook  has been developed to assist Examination Agencies (such as universities and the PEB) in delivering qualification courses and/or examinations which meet our standards. The Handbook sets out IPReg’s approach to accrediting the course, or other provision, of Examination Agencies and the core syllabus for the Foundation Level Qualification. It is intended that a […]

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3 Nov 2016

Research shows room for improvement on Client Care Letters

New research commissioned by legal regulators and the Legal Services Consumer Panel has identified principles to help legal services providers better communicate with their clients. Client Care Letters are required of all regulated professionals providing legal services. The independent researchers have recommended eight key principles for preparing effective Client Care Letters. They are: Show a […]

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12 Oct 2016

IPReg and PEB collaborate on research into FD4 pass rate – an update

As previously reported, earlier this year IPReg established a Steering Group to commission and manage independent research into the historically low pass rate of FD4 (formerly P6), ‘Infringement and Validity’. IPReg will fund this research. The Steering Group, Chaired by a member of IPReg’s Board, with membership from the PEB Governance Board, CIPA and the IP Federation, […]

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13 Jul 2016

IPReg and PEB collaborate on research into FD4 pass rate

IPReg and PEB collaborate on research into FD4 pass rate In 2015, a Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review was commissioned by the Patent Examination Board (PEB) into its policies, procedure and processes.  The QAA’s report included advice to the PEB that it should investigate why FD4, formerly P6, (Infringement and Validity) should have had such a […]

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