The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

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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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4 Jan 2016

FAQ – Basic Litigation Passporting

We’ve had a number of queries recently regarding the Basic Litigation Qualification (the formal name being Intellectual Property Litigator). Attorneys who were registered with us on or before 31st December 2012, were automatically awarded this qualification under the passporting regulation and we have made a note of that qualification in your IPReg Pro Account.  

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9 Sep 2015

Generating Genius – in partnership with UCL Engineering – Can you help?

GENERATING GENIUS Generating Genius is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that supports talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their potential by gaining degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. This should provide a wider pool for recruitment in all areas requiring STEM graduates, including the patent profession. Read more at […]

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3 Jun 2015


Recently all the legal regulators attended a presentation by the SRA on Cybercrime. In response to this, the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales have arranged a webinar on this topic to be given by Bluefin. The webinar is open to non-members of ICAEW. The link for the webinar registration is now […]

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