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Monday, 24 July 2006


WTO talks hit the buffers

The BBC reports that G6 talks that were intended to unblock the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization's global trade talks have hit the buffers. Says the US, it's all the fault of the EU, India and Japan - i.e. much of the rest of the world.

Trunature scotches Scotnet

In Trunature Ltd v Scotnet (1974) Ltd, a preliminary hearing on issues of infringement, the Outer House of the Court of Session, Scotland, has ruled that Trunature's patent for an improvement in the manufacture of elasticated tubular netting covered Scotnet's Turbo 98 machine. Subject to any defence under the Patents Act 1977, section 64 (where the infringing act actually started before the patent's priority date), Trunature wins. The IPKat thinks the judge, Lord Glennie, handled both the technology and the evidence pretty neatly; he can see why people say nice things about litigating in Scotland.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It appears that Scotnet are lodging an appeal. The writer thinks this is a very clear precise judgement this will be interesting.

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