Something else you'll find on the same blog is Jackie Maguire's "Best Practices in Valuing IP: an Eye-Witness Account", this being a short account of Jackie's participation in a recent Summit on the topic. You can read all about it here.
Staying on the topic of patents, the "How to Pronounce the P-word" poll closed with the following votes cast: 421 (that's 81%) said "patent" with a short "a" as in "apple"; 56 (10%) opted for "pay-tent" and 40 (7%) preferred "pie-tent". Quite how 2% of the voters can disappear in an electronic poll is not known to this Kat. Anyway, it was all good fun. The original post threw up 30 comments, some of which were remarkably enlightening ...
(ACTA) page was refreshed yesterday. The negotiating parties are committed to issuing in the very near future the version of the ACTA text which has emerged from the conclusion of the 11th round, it seems.
MARQUES, the association of European trade mark owners, practitioners and people who really appreciate a decent social programme when they see one. Anyway, since MARQUES has looked after its feline followers so well, they are more than happy to do MARQUES a favour in return. The organisation has established a Facebook presence here, but the address is far from sexy. What we need is 25 readers of this blog to "like" its page by clicking the "Like" button next to the word "MARQUES" near the top of the page. Once this has been done, MARQUES can ask for the incredibly attractive url http://www.facebook.com/marques -- where it will soon be posting its Berlin
Museum of Brands), tells him that members of the IP fraternity will be ever so welcome if they consider booking an unusual and enjoyably nostalgic retro-themed Christmas function at the Museum's cosy Notting Hill premises. The Museum has produced an invitation to that end which you can access here. Enquiries should be directed to Francesca (as set out in the link), citing "IPKat" as their source.
here. The IPO's Economics, Research and Evidence Team consists of Tony Clayton, Benjamin Mitra-Kahn, David Humphries, Grace Edgar, Peter Evans, Rose Geeson and Tony Creaton, at least a couple of whom seem to be quite Kat-friendly. This page is also the gateway to the mortal remains of SABIP, the Ozymandias of British IP -- concerning which, Merpel asks: "whatever happened to the SABIP-commissioned project on "Intellectual property enforcement in smaller UK firms"?