Last week, full of excitement for the Brave New World of wikis, the IPKat confidently predicted the demise of legal publishing as we know (and pay for) it, announcing a meeting next week at which interested people can learn a little more, and even get to touch a tame one. Well, the IPKat has since learned of a German IP wiki, which you can visit yourself here. This wiki, masterminded by German patent, trade mark and design attorney Martin Meggle-Freund (right), includes
* over 1,500 pages of content,As an example page Martin suggests Markenfähigkeit. Most impressive, says the IPKat.
* automatic references to legal articles
* automatic references of decisions.
Meanwhile, Australian IP guru and nice guy Duncan Bucknell (left)has given his website, blog and scorecards a spring-clean. If you've not been there recently, take a look here. Duncan's in London right now and the IPKat is looking forward to sharing a coffee with him later in the week.
On Friday this weblog published in full the paper delivered by Lord Justice Jacob at a conference which the IPKat ascribed to EPLAW. The Kat has since learned that the conference was much more high powered than that: it was held by the German Presidency of the EU and the Federal Patent Court.
Right: non-believers fleeing from the latest draft of the European Patent Litigation Agreement
So, if you didn't read the paper first time round, because you believed that it was only a British judge sounding off in front of a bunch of patent lawyers and judges, here's a chance to redeem yourself by reading it now. Merpel says, if you liked this one, may I suggest some more high-powered speeches you might fancy reading: click here, here, here and here ...