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An amusing thought struck the IPKat this morning as he mewsed on yesterday's judgment of Mr Justice Floyd in Synthon v Merz (click here if you want to read why the case is important; click here if you want to know why it's interesting). For most of the life of the Channel Tunnel we Brits have experienced the frustration of travelling on Eurostar trains that whizz around Continental Europe really quickly but chug along at a brisk walking speed once they've come through the tunnel and find themselves on English tracks. Synthon v Merz is the other way round: it's a piece of UK patent litigation under the Patents Court's streamlined procedure which, having gone at a fair pace till now, faces the prospect of a slow crawl to Luxembourg and back in order to acquire the benefit of a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice.
At last, Own-It has a new website design -- and it's bright and fun to visit. For the uninitiated, Own-It offers
" ... IP advice and support for creative businesses. We offer a range of services, from basic to specialist support, through online and face-to face seminars, workshops and, where appropriate, surgeries with IP lawyers. We work with a network of IP advisers including lawyers and specialists at various trade associations associated with the creative industries in the UK. To register with Own-it and gain access to our services, click here.
Own-it is funded by the LDA [that's the London Development Agency] and the delivery partner is London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts, London (UAL)".