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|WIPO is now broadcasting its own weather forecasts:|
note the unusual concentric circles in the cloud formations
Lingering with WIPO for a few more precious moments, the Kat can report that its Arbitration and Mediation Center is conducting an International Survey on Dispute Resolution in Technology Transactions. According to the Center's Director Erik Wilbers, "the questionnaire has been developed with the support of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and in collaboration with in-house counsel and external experts in technology disputes from different jurisdictions and business areas" -- but that is no reason for you to refuse to participate in it (as this Kat has already done). By way of incentive,
a considerably reduced registration fee". [Merpel was hoping for 15% off her next mediation bill too ...]The Survey webpage can be found here. Enjoy!
here). Apart from discussing cross-examination, this post also begs readers to believe the author when he says that the function of this series was not to show how difficult is the new system for litigating in the Patents County Court for England and Wales, but how easy.
here), we have had to await the outcome of Nadia Plesner v Judge Hensen. There has been a little bit of Jens van den Brinksmanship, which has ended with Judge Hensen stepping down following Ms Plsener's challenge. A new judge will now handle the injunction hearing on 20 April, says Jens [unless, presumably, he gets challenged too, says Merpel].
|Plain packaging worked so well for cigarettes|
that they decided to make it compulsory for lawyers too
listed today in the Irish Times as going to be published by the Irish Government no later than 21 July of this year is a Patents (Amendment) Bill to ratify the London Agreement on the reduction of translation costs for European patents. That's nice, say the Kats in unison.