The paper version of the April 2005 issue of Butterworths' Intellectual Property and Technology Cases has now been published (the cases in this issue have long been published online as part of the LexisNexis IP&T package). Cases featured in this issue are
* Rockwater Ltd v Technip France SA: the Court of Appeal patents decision that emphatically engages the question "what is a nerd?";
* Kirin-Amgen v Transkaryotic Therapies: the House of Lords case on non-exact patent infringement in which Lord Hoffmann more or less says that the old Improver test of infringement is right except when he says it isn't;
* Kaul GmbH v OHIM, a Court of First Instance decision on Community trade mark law that seeks to force the Boards of Appeals' hand in having to consider evidence that was not placed before the examiner in the first place;
* Frischpack GmbH v OHIM, another CFI decision, this time dealing with the deservedly unregistrable cheese container CTM application
The IPKat is impressed at the way IP&T gets its cases out quickly and efficiently, so often grouping them conceptually too. Merpel likes the shiny black cover ...