Monthly Archives: June 2008

Barnsley: Talk Digital Media Centre 10:30 Wednesday 11 June 2008

I am giving an introductory talk on Intellectual Property to the Barnsley Digital Media Centre pictured above at 10:30 tomorrow. Call in if you happen to be in the area. It is free and the Jane Townsend of the Centre … Continue reading

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"Innovation Nation": who is HMG trying to kid

I have just finished ploughing my way through the latest white paper on innovation “Innovation Nation” which appeared in March and I really wish I hadn’t. White papers, reports, reviews and policy statements on innovation from this government rival Zimbabwe … Continue reading

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US Design Patents: Shades of BL and Volvo v Veng

Dennis Crouch has just published a very interesting case note on Ford Global Technologies v. ITC (Fed. Cir. 2008). This is an appeal from a decision of the International Trade Commission upon an application by the Ford Motor Company to … Continue reading

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Interim Remedies: Sovereign Dimensional Survey Ltd

Despite 300 years of political union and until recently a common legislature there remain striking differences between the laws of Scotland and those of the rest of the UK. Occasionally these come to light. A case that highlights them dramatically … Continue reading

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Copyright and Confidence: Meridian International Services Ltd v Richardson and Others

Although there is not much law in this case, the Court of Appeal’s decision in Meridian International Services Ltd v Richardson and others [2008] EWCA Civ 609 (4 June 2008) serves as an object lesson in the need for agreeing … Continue reading

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Je Reviens

Being transsexual is not perhaps the best career move for a middle aged intellectual property barrister. Not even for one such as I with an unconventional practice. I thought long and hard about deleting this blog and starting again on … Continue reading

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