The IPKat regrets to inform readers that one of the weblog's treasured contributors, Dr Neil J. Wilkof, lost his mother earlier this week. All the Kats offer their sincere condolences to Neil and to all his family on the occasion of their bereavement. May we all be spared to celebrate happier times together.
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here and here). The two felines just want to acknowledge the incredibly quick and positive response from INTA, assuring us all that the Africa session will be back for 2012. Thanks, guys!
this piece posted on SOLO IP by fellow blogger and visionary Shireen Smith (Azrights). Running her own IP micropractice, Shireen writes: "Niche firms, and those with expertise in areas where another firm needs to make savings, are best placed to provide the efficiencies. There is an oversupply of solicitors and paralegals in this country, so why go offshore in search of outsourcing solutions?". If you are interested in this topic, read Shireen's thoughts and then share yours with her. She's really keen to hear from you.
jiplp weblog (click here for background details) as to the preferred form of abbreviation of the name of the top court of the European Union indicates that ECJ is still well ahead of its closest challenger, CJEU. The gap has closed both in absolute terms and in proportions, and a late surge of votes from committed anti-ECJ people might yet change the likely outcome. Whichever name triumphs, thanks at least for making the effort to vote!
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"Discussions will be wide-ranging – from the growing menace associated with internet trade to the role of corporate responsibility in nurturing respect for IP. It will be anchored in the theme of the Congress, to find sustainable solutions that take account of the role and rights of stakeholders, as well as the cost to them, of fighting counterfeiting and piracy".For once, the IPKat is making no comments at all. In the light of recent events they would be superfluous.