The Intellectual Property Act 2014 makes various minor changes to the Patents Act 1977, which will come into effect on 1 October 2014. These minor changes are contained in the Schedule to the Intellectual Property Act.
This guidance is intended to help explain the changes to patent applicants/owners, representatives, and anyone with an interest in the patents and patent applications of others. It covers:
- payment of renewal fees on restored European patents (UK)
- change to the deadline for challenging patent ownership
- assertion of third party rights when a patent application is terminated