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Last week the IPKat, astonished that an appeal to IP Finance weblog readers produced a zero response, asked readers if they knew of any people who specialised in, or at least worked in the field of, IP insolvency in the UK. This appeal has borne fruit. Thanks, those of you who responded. A feature on IP insolvency practitioners can now be read here.
News from New Zealand comes via the ever-vigilant Howard ("Excess Copyright") Knopf, who has furnished the IPKat with a link suggesting that the NZ government is prepared to repeal its controversial "three strikes" legislation for dealing with copyright-infringing internet users even before that provision comes into force (see here for earlier IPKat post). Off subject, Howard has also sent the IPKat this well-worth-watching (if you're a cat-lover) Capitol Cat Cam clip.
Some of us have intellectual property literally coming out of our ears. But for those who prefer their IP to travel in the other direction, here's news of Professor Doug Lichtman's Intellectual Property Colloquium podcasts. Says Doug:
"... each month we post an hour-long conversation about an important patent, copyright, or technology topic. ... typically the show is built around one or several conversations between me and relevant guests. ...
One charm of the site is that we offer completely free CLE credit to lawyers who listen. All of our previous shows qualify in New York, California, Texas, Illinois, and Washington, and we plan to add more states later this year. That's not itself a reason to listen, obviously, but it is an added perk for lawyers who might need that extra nudge in order to justify spending the time".