|It's not just a question of power,|
it's knowing what to do with it ...
TIPLO website even though it's 2010, so you'd better contact firstname.lastname@example.org or pursue the wonderful Renate Siebrasse by email or by phone (07803 008 243) if you want to be there.
PatLit, long-standing UK patent expert and author Paul Cole shows here how the question whether to grant interim injunctive relief in a patent infringement action can be addressed by considerations of simple arithmetic. Fellow Kat Neil Wilkof writes on IP Finance on the so-far unsuccessful exercise in "reverse innovation" in the Tata Nano car, contrasting it with Gillette's frugal innovation in the Gillette Guard double-edged razor for the Indian market. You can read this here.
Imagine there's no copyright and no cultural conglomerates too (it's a free download). Joost, who is Research Fellow, Research Group Arts & Economics at the Utrecht School of the Arts, explains, "I just became aware of your interesting blog 1709. Three centuries after this event my co-author and I analyse that it is time to get rid of this tool called copyright. As mentioned in the title of the book, we should also reduce the size of cultural conglomerates that dominate markets substantially, by using revitalised anti trust policies. It does not make sense to approach the question of IP rights isolated from the question whether markets are level playing fields or not. What Queen Anne did [in 1709] was to avoid that book markets would be level playing fields. Now, it's time to reverse this trend". Good news for copyright-lovers is that the authors really do believe in copyright; their publication is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works 3.0 Netherlands Licence and readers are reminded that no article in the book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means without permission in writing from the author. nb The 1709 Blog hopes to carry a short review of this book in due course.
most interesting ones; it covers, apart from Harry Potter, a discussion of what is almost the opposite of product placement -- giant motor company Ford has been hit for a second time by a major movie which sheds poor light on the brand. The first, Flash of Genius, deals with the alleged misappropriation by Ford of the invention of the intermittent windscreen wiper. Now, newly released, is Made in Dagenham, an account of a very serious spot of industrial action on the part of workers at the company's immense Dagenham plant. Unsurprisingly the company is unwilling to pay for the inclusion of its name, logo, models and so on; its response is to remain as quiet as possible.