Monthly Archives: December 2005

Dispute Resolution: Judicial Humour from across the Pond

My email today brought New Year’s greetings from India and Australia (which I warmly reciprocate and pass on) and a bulletin of today’s stories in the New York Times. There are three stories on the law though none on intellectual … Continue reading

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NIPC Radio: Thanks for the Suggestions

I have converted yesterday’s WAV file into an MP3 file. I should like to thank Matt and James for their helpful suggestions. On listening to myself I noticed that I said that performances were protected by copyright. What I meant … Continue reading

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Privacy: New Staff Monitoring Software

In 1999 I was asked to present a paper to the meeting of the Section of Business Law of the International Bar Association in Barcelona on misuse of internet access by employees. At the time there was a lot of … Continue reading

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NIPC Radio: Programme No 2 – How the Law protects Investment in Brands

My second broadcast is up but I fear I have been far too ambitious. Instead of relying on the Windows “Sound Recorder” which I used yesterday for my Introduction to Intellectual Property Law which limited the recording to 60 seconds … Continue reading

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WIPO Index of Patent Systems

A very useful resource on the WIPO website is the WIPO Index of Patent Systems. While ostensibly “a tool to help users of patent statistics to understand the impact of differences between patent systems on the interpretation of patent statistics,” … Continue reading

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Radio NIPC: First Experimental Broadcast

This may not be the most sensible for a barrister of my years to do but what the hell. I’ve gone on air. I have given the first of a series of talks on IP Basics. Tonight’s was entitled “What … Continue reading

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Should You apply for a Patent for Your Invention?

One of the questions from the floor at the presentation by Peter Hayward and Ian Lewis on Patent Office Advisory Opinions at Leeds on 24 Nov 2005 was “Why do lawyers advise their clients to seek patents or other intellectual … Continue reading

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