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Monday, 30 November 2009

Monday miscellany

Now that the Canon Mystery Case (see earlier posts here and here) is no longer so mysterious (thanks, once again, to all the IPKat's readers), there's another mystery. A well-informed source tells the Kat that there's another reference to the Court of Justice of the European Communities involving Canon: it's down on the list as Case C-449/09 and there is no sign yet of any documentation. Could this be the same Bulgarian case returning to Luxembourg in a less manifestly inadmissible manner? Are any of this blog's readers perchance involved in it? Do tell, please ...!



Toshiko Takenaka's publishers, Edward Elgar Publishing, are donating a copy of her book, Patent Law and Theory: a Handbook of Contemporary Research, to be raffled for the benefit of one of those fortunate enough to attend her seminar on Tuesday 8 December (details here, if you'd like to attend). IPKat team member Jeremy is fond of this book, which even with the online discount costs £175.50, since he contributed a little chapter to it.


The ever-enthusiastic Emir Aly Crowne-Mohammed, Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor and a bit of a blogger himself, is also Co-Chair of the Harold G. Fox Moot. It is in this capacity that he writes to ask the IPKat to spread the word. On 19 and 20 February the Moot will be upon us all. Although it takes place in Toronto, there is no doubt that this great Canadian tradition, now in its second year, will make itself felt wherever IP is argued about. For full details be sure to click here. The IPKat very much enjoyed the mooting in which he participated, and hopes that all readers within this moot's catchment area will give it their fullest support.

Right: Harold G. Fox, in one of his lighter moments ...


Usually when the IPKat receives a free book in his post, it's because someone wants him to say something nice about it -- which he generally does. Sometimes, though, he receives a book which is a complete surprise to him. One such book, received and greatly enjoyed last year, was The Lives of Ants by Laurent Keller and Elizabeth Gordon. Another, arriving last week and definitely too heavy to carry back to the post office, is OUP's Media Libel Law 2009-10: Reports from all 50 States, the Federal Courts of Appeals, US Territories, Canada and England. This mighty tome, weighing rather more than a small grandchild, has been compiled by the Media Law Resource Center, Inc, and the grim news is that, if you read four pages a day, the next edition is likely to be out before you finish this one. Says the IPKat, who knows little about libel except how to do it. says "Buy it!"

1 comment:

The TradeMarkovs' said...

Case C-449 Canon is a rebound of the Canon Mystery Case. Another well-informed source tells, that this reference might be even more manifestly inadmissible.

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