The Israel Patent Office has issued an invitation to
all knights the entire public including not just knights, but squires and serfs as well to attend a round table on the topic of draft patent office circulars.
For those not initiated into our little world, Patent Office Circulars aren’t circular at all. They are rectangular sheets of paper with the noble proportions of A4.
In these rectangular circulars,
King Arthur the Commissioner lays down decrees on issues that do not require the Knesset or the Minister of Justice to legislate. Such issues include what may be submitted in electronic format and what requires hard copy in triplicate, things like taxi-cab omnibus claims, Swiss cheese type claims, what is considered patentable subject matter and the like.
Israel Patent Office Circulars are not limited to patents, but also regulate designs and trademarks, training for
apprentices trainee patent attorneys and the like.
The Israel Patent Office has recently began sending draft circulars to their chain-mail list for feedback. The meeting of the Round Table is scheduled for 22 November 2016 and is an opportunity for all and sundry to present their views on such draft circulars.