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Unitary patent and Unified patent court - Conference Review (Part I)

Last week on 4 July I had the good fortune to attend the 2nd annual conference on the “Unitary patent and Unified patent court” held in Paris. 1,641 more words

Patents

The Financing of Political Parties: (3) The Bill. The regulatory authority

The Bill on the financing of political parties is designed on the basis that what is administratively suitable for the PN and the PL has been deemed to be suitable for all: a one size fits all attitude. 474 more words

Parliament

Update on Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

ICA (Geraldine Murphy and Tony Simpson) presented our submission to the Select Committee on 8 June.  The Select Committee has met Thursdays to hear oral submissions.   117 more words

Earthquake Strengthening

Public meetings on the regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act.

A discussion document outlining proposals for new health and safety regulations has been released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (click here for outline) 149 more words

Legislation

Petitioning: The Next Steps

With the deadline for the submission of Petitions relating to the High Speed Rail Bill having passed, what’s next for the 1,925 Petitioners?

The timetable for the next stage has now been finalised, and those who have petitioned should be receiving correspondence from HS2’s Parliamentary Agents (Winkworth Sherwood), including a copy of the Committee’s Schedule for the July hearings. 415 more words

HS2

Select Committee report welcomed

Both ELECSA and NICEIC have welcomed the way that the government has responded to a report from a Select Committee into the regulation and certification of domestic electrical work. 484 more words

Electrical News

UPC: Preparatory Committee Progress Report

The website for the Preparatory Committee for the Unified Patent Court has just been updated with a progress report. Some highlights from the report are as follows:

Patents