Patents practice notices

Practice notices announce changes to our practice, such as how we interpret a provision of the law, or how we handle applications.

These are a collection of our most recent practice notices.

Older practice notices are available via National Archives.


Published 5 September 2014
Last updated 24 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Timeliness target for re-examinations of patent applications added.

  2. Notifications of intention to grant added.

  3. Invalidity and Surrender of Supplementary Protection Certificates has now been published

  4. Inventions involving human embryonic stem cells: 25 March 2015 has now been published.

  5. A link to older practice notices has been added.

  6. First published.