here on an action which is designed to fail pathetically, damage still further the somewhat tattered image of copyright and earn a whole raft of new enemies for the first-named plaintiff in particular [says Merpel, there were too many katpats here for everyone to be named, though indignation at this action was shared by the IPKat's correspondents ranging from the reactionary right to the radical left]. Jeff Roberts' commentary on this action in Paid Content also deserves a mention. On a less exciting topic -- unless you are excited by money and the cost of patent litigation -- is PatLit's post on the dire consequences of a defendant raising all the grounds of invalidity it can think of, when assailing the plaintiff's patent, rather than just firing its best shots. Finally, the event the IPKat really, really wants to be at this year is the colloquium advertised on the left. You can read all about the background to why this event promises to be so interesting in Howard Knopf's instructive post on Excess Copyright here.
|For some of our trade mark and branding brethren,|
the only chance of getting a square meal these days
is to attend a conference that offers one ...
here and let him know: he will then forward your email to her.
Emerald Isle has opted to ratify the Patent Law Treaty, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization's PLT Notification No. 35 [Merpel gets very excited about this. She collects WIPO Notifications and now she has nearly the complete set ...]. The Patent Law Treaty's function is to harmonise formalities and loosen the red tape a bit. The Treaty will enter into force, with respect to Ireland, on May 27, 2012. The Treaty (or "the said Treaty", if you prefer unnecessary formalities) will enter into force for Ireland, on 27 May 2012.