Monthly Archives: November 2005

My Chance to Meet King Puss

I have just received an invitation to the launch of OUP’s Journal of Intellectual Property Law on 5 Dec which is edited by none other than Jeremy Phillips of IP-Kat. Not only that but the commissioning editor is Sarah Harris. … Continue reading

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IP Centre of Excellence: Patent Office Opinions

The launch of the IP Centre of Excellence at BPP School on 24 Nov was a great success. In addition to our speakers, Peter Hayward (Head of Litigation at the Patent Office) and Ian Lewis of Miller Insurance, we welcomed … Continue reading

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Branding for the Bar?

In its white paper “The Future of Legal Services: Putting Consumers First” of 17 Oct 2005, HM government proposed legislation for “reforming the regulation and delivery of legal services, in order to put the consumer first.” The obvious intention of … Continue reading

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Patents: Smith International Inc v Specialised Petroleum Services

A short but very important procedural point was decided in Smith International Inc v Specialised Petroleum Services Group Ltd. [2005] EWCA Civ 1357 (17 Nov 2005). Appeals from decisions of the Patents Court on appeals from the Patent Office continue … Continue reading

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IP/it-Update – Case Notes on Priority and Construction of Claims

Two more old case notes form the old NIPCLAW site updated and transposed, ladies and gents: one on the EPO president’s reference of 29 July 1998 on what constitutes priority for the purpose of art 4A (1) of the Paris … Continue reading

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Community Patents Overview

The other thing I have done today is to transpose and upload my “Community Patent Overview” from Nov 2005 to complement my 1997 commentary on the Commission green paper on reviving the Community patent proposal.I am now off to the … Continue reading

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Patents: Lemelson in the News Again

On 11 Nov 2005 I posted an article on my nipc Invention blog on the Lemelson Center at The Smithsonian in Washington. The centre was made possible by a gift from a charity set up by the late Jerome H. … Continue reading

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