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By Ian Cockburn
In this day of the phrase, the age of the sound byte, where we are constantly bludgeoned by new sayings such as wassup, your dissed and that’s a heads up, or even heaven forbid banalities such as moving forward some old sayings still have meaning.
One of the hot topics in today’s Intellectual Property (IP) world is IPC Reform. International Patent Classification edition 8 (IPC8), the first edition of the reformed IPC, will come into effect on 1st January 2006. IPC8, also referred to as IPC 2006, will replace the latest and current edition IPC7.