"THE JUDGE: Are you willing to go as far as saying that if after you cease to be director, you want to approach manufacturers, you will not use any specialist knowledge acquired as a director of the company?Frank by name, Frank by nature, the IPKat says. But not perfectly Frank? ponders Merpel.
MR HAUSER: No, I am not in any way at all prepared. I think I have been harshly treated on this whole matter, and I will protect my own interests in the future as I see fit. … As a director of the company I am prepared to do all I can, as I have always done, for the company. The case that is being prepared at the moment against the Masters Golf Company, is the Hedgehog Golf Company against the Masters Golf Company, and I will take that to the nth degree as a director of the company, and fight till I die, for that to succeed …. But if I am not a director of the company, then all that is wrong, as far as I am concerned. The whole thing changes.
THE JUDGE: … Just to try and create some sort of civilised order, would you be prepared to undertake not to do anything after your directorship ceases, say for a period of seven days, so that if any application or injunction is going to be made, there is not an unseemly rush, you get proper notice, you have a chance of putting in evidence, and so on. That would be procedurally helpful, but I cannot force you to do that.
MR HAUSER: No, I don't think I would. No."
Mark Anderson (Anderson & Co) has just gone public on IP Draughts, a blog devoted to intellectual property contracts and business law. This blog looks a sure winner: you can check it out here. Meanwhile, PatLit has finally reached the happy stage of having secured its 800th email subscriber. IP Finance carries another thoughtful piece by fellow Kat Neil J. Wilkof, "Premium Brands and Private Label Products: The Inflation Challenge", definitely worth a look here.
BS 8538 Specification for the provision of services relating to intellectual property rights -- which purports to set out for the first time "good practice and principals [principles?] of ethical behaviour for organisations providing services to inventors". It's just that he has been chasing too many exciting projects and just hasn't had time to chase this one too. You can follow this link for further comment. If anyone wants to review the Standard, this blog will be delighted to host any sensible appraisal of it.