Users' consultation on IP5 patent practices

On 7 July 2015, the IP5 Offices launched a consultation process on two reports outlining their practices regarding unity of invention and citation of prior art.

The users' consultation on IP5 patent practices concluded on 15 September 2015. The following responses were received:

The IP5 Offices thank all users who took part in the consultation. The responses will be analysed carefully and work on harmonisation of patent practices will continue in close co-operation with users and stakeholders in the IP5 regions.