The June 2009 issue of the monthly Oxford University Press flagship publication, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, has been published (you can read a list of its current contents here). Features of particular interest in this issue are
* Linda Haller (Melbourne Law School) writing on the current state of the law on conflicts of interest involving the patent attorney profession;This month's editorial discusses the remote possibility and hypothetical charms of a World Intellectual Property Court (you can read it in full here).
* Giles Pratt (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) considers how far you can enforce US judgments in the UK, and adjudicate on US IP claims in the UK, in the light of the ruling of Mr Justice Mann in the Star Wars litigation;
* Per Eric Alvsing and Anna Moller (Advokatfirmen Vinge) explain the lowly status of the photograph on the cover of a compact disk, when contrasted with the disk's contents;
* P. Gavin Eastgate and Jeffrey M. Weimer (Reed Smith) discuss Re Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, in which the US Federal Circuit accepts the validity of a "reverse payment" in settlement of a patent dispute, where the patent owner buys off the challenger;
* There's also a lovely "In Person" interview with Indian IP guru, lawyer, scholar, Nicole Kidman devotee and podcaster Shamnad Basheer.