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for the future!
Not behind the times, like the WIPO might just occasionally be, but commendably ahead of it, is the Court of Justice of the European Union. Remarkably, given its occasion bursts of inactivity, the Curia has updated its case law search page to 13 May 2011, as you can see by clicking here (this will only work until the correct is restored by the Curia reader who reads this blog, though he or she pretends not to ...). This Kat thanks a fellow feline, Mark, for the pointer.
is a must for all who love patents and the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges. The 1709 Blog carries a brief obituary for the notorious copyright infringement proceedings brought by the late Media CAT (no relation) against 26 named alleged porno-file-sharers. The 15th episode of Cautious v IPOff, chronicled weekly by the PatLit weblog, can be perused here. IP Tango reports that Ecuador has affirmed the notion that intellectual property rights are constitutional rights, here, and there have been some developments in the investigation of the murder of customs officer and anti-counterfeit expert Johan Nortje, recorded here on Afro-IP.
the snow melts
The IPKat has learned with sadness of the death of Michael Cohn late last month. Michael took over the practice of his father's firm, Reinhold Cohn and :Partners, which he ran for some 40 years until he retired in 2000. An active member of the AIPPI, he was also a knowledgeable and thoughtful soul with whom it was always a pleasure to share a discussion on IP or wider issues. He will be very much missed.