The IPKat was invited to attend a World Intellectual Property Day reception this afternoon, hosted by the British Minister for Intellectual Property David Lammy MP (right, on this occasion, anyway ...). The venue was the "Wallace and Gromit's World of Cracking Ideas" exhibition at the Science Museum, in London's rather lovely 19th century Kensington culture campus. Although he dislikes canapés, loathes Wallace and Gromit, prefers a decent Scotch to the usual wines on offer and isn't always too keen on the IP establishment, the Kat betook himself to this official merriment and was not disappointed.
More was yet to come. Mutual recognition of examination results and other forms of cooperation with foreign patent offices was endorsed, with special mention being made of the "ground breaking" deal struck with the Chinese.