The IPKat has been a bit remiss in announcing the publication of Oxford University Press's flagship IP journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), which IPKat team member Jeremy edits. Indeed, two issues have gone out since last he performed this task and a third, with "April" on its cover, is on the way. Topics featured in the February issue included the following:
* a review of the legality of 'data-scraping' in the UK by DMH Stallard solicitors Frank Jennings and John Yates;
Right: compared with real-world scraping, data scraping is a doddle
* a punchy account of fashion design protection in Australia by Tim Golder and Marina Lloyd Jones (Allens Arthur Robinson);TThe March issue contains a special focus on IP transactions. It includes
* Maxwell J. Petesen (Pauley Petersen & Erickson, Chicago) writing on defence strategies for US litigants facing patent infringement claims from so-called trolls.
* an analysis of warranties and covenants in IP licences by Davenport Lyons' David Marchese;
* an in-depth visit to problems raised by nanotechnology licences by Paul J. Sutton, Chinh H. Pham and Joanna Toke (Greenberg Traurig);
Right: one problem with nanotechnology patents is that the prior art can be too small to find ...You can read the February editorial in full, and at no cost, here, and the March editorial (a guest piece by Neil J. Wilkof) here
* Matthew Murphy (MMLC Group, Beijing) considers how best joint-venture partners can protect their share of the IP in China.
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