The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance on the impact of forthcoming changes to the Patent Rules 2007. The majority of the changes will take effect on 1 October 2016, with the remaining amendments scheduled for 6 April 2017. The guidance is aimed at firms and individuals who use or have an interest in the patents system. The changes are intended to reduce paperwork for patent applicants and owners, make the patents system more flexible and increase legal certainty.
The guidance is available in full here