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The IPKat has been asked various questions about intellectual property law on the Isle of Man. If you're interested, you can follow the link to the Manx Treasury, which is responsible for it.
Congratulations to Lord Neuberger, chime the Kats in unison. This distinguished judge, formerly of the House of Lords, has now been appointed Master of the Rolls, which means that he gets to run the civil side of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales. Sir David (for that is he) is believed to be the first former judge of the Patents Court to be appointed Master of the Rolls since the post was established in 1286. The IPKat is a great admirer of Lord Neuberger, whose dissenting judgment in Coflexip v Stolt Offshore he rates as one of the finest patent judgments he has ever read.
Thanks are due from the IPKat to Laurens Kamp (Simmons & Simmons), for this entertaining article about whether cats are left- or right-pawed. It's good to see original research into subjects like this.