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SpecialKats: Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo (TechieKat), Hayleigh Bosher (Book Review Editor), and Tian Lu (Asia Correspondent).

Wednesday, 6 September 2006


Hot cakes are the proof of the pudding

Right: these genetically modified hot cakes can now reproduce themselves, saving the trouble of buying all that expensive wheat and processing it ... but beware - a troll owns the patent

The Intellectual Property Institute published two new titles this August, when most people were probably so busy holidaying that they missed the announcements. The two new titles are

* A European Perspective as to the Extent to Which Experimental Use, and Certain Other Defences to Patent Infringement, Apply to Differing Types of Research, by Bird & Bird's Trevor Cook (noted here by the IPKat);

* Ownership of Employee Inventions and Remuneration: a Comparative Overview, authored by the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute pairing of Rajesh Sagar and Aditya Nagarsheth (see the IPKat's comments here).
Rumour has it that there are still a few copies to be had at the original price, but they're selling like hot cakes so don't forget to buy yours now.

Fashion and IP: the conference

Also going well are advance bookings for CLT's forthcoming conference, Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry, which will be held at The Hatton Conference Centre, London, on 27 September (full programme here). IPKat co-bloggie Jeremy will be there and hopes to see you too.

CLT have kindly offered a free place at the conference (the normal registration fee is £495 plus VAT) as the prize for the IPKat's new competition. To win it, all you have to do is to complete the limerick that starts off with the lines:
There once was a lover of fashion
For whom socks were a burning passion...
The best entries will be published on this weblog on or after the competition closing date, which is Monday 18 September (midnight, at British Summer Time). Please email your entries to the IPKat here. Good luck!

CLT intellectual property conferences here

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