Category Archives: IP Practice

The European Court of Justice Explained

Barbara Cookson Chartered Patent Agent/European Patent Attorney Filemot Technology Law The Rt Hon Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC and former ECJ Advocate General was the surprise guest speaker at the Hogarth Chambers Summer IP Seminar on Wednesday 15th July. Quietly … Continue reading

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Practice: Large US Businesses plan to cut Spending on Outside Lawyers

During November 2008 the well known legal consultants, Altman Weil Inc., polled 1,292 general counsel (in-house legal advisors) in the USA as to whether they faced budget cuts in 2009 and, if so, what they planned to do about them.   … Continue reading

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Practice: Desmond Browne: ‘The Bar is not for me’

On the very day that Rio Tinto announced 14,000 redundancies, Sony another 8,000, Mercedes short term working and Woolworths finally gave up the ghost The Independent published an extract of a speech by Dersmond Browne (the Chairperson-Elect of the English … Continue reading

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Practice: A2B Day

I have just returned from the first two sessions of the Bar Council’s Access to the Bar Day at Inner Temple.  The first was on public access and the second on licensed access. I wanted to attend the last session which … Continue reading

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Patents: Court Guide

When I reviewd the new Patent Court Guide on 6 Nov I pointed out that it did not have a specimen order.    That has now been corrected and the complete guide appears in its full glory at   However, the … Continue reading

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Practice: How will the Economic Downturn affect IP Practice

Regardless of whether the steps agreed in Paris today will work (see “EU chiefs confront markets crisis” BBC website 12 Oct 2008), markets will eventually stabilize. However, that is unlikely to be the end of the economic crisis as there … Continue reading

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