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Patents opinion service: update

The government has published its response to the patents opinions service which closed on 4 September 2012.

On 12 June 2012, Baroness Wilcox, the Minister for Intellectual Property, launched a government consultation. This consultation sought views on the proposals to expand the Intellectual Property Office’s patents opinions service.

Further information on the launch of the consultation is available in a supporting press release.

The government response to the consultation and final impact assessment was published on 30 April 2013.