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CIPA), where the Presidential term of office of Alasdair Poore has come to an end and Tim Roberts has stepped up to replace him. Alasdair is known to PatLit readers as the man behind the long-running saga of Cautious Co v IPOff Ltd, the case of the Robotic Octopus, which has served to illustrate the functionality of the recently restyled Patents County Court in England and Wales. Thanks, Alasdair -- and good luck, Tim!
Maria Pallante as the new Head of the US Copyright Office. Maria (portrayed, left, in front of a selection of volumes of Nimmer on Copyright) has been effectively running the show since Marybeth stepped down. In a world increasingly dominated by cats and women, Maria joins Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel at the pinnacle of IP power in the US. Says Merpel, what's the betting that David Kappos's successor at the helm of the US Patent and Trademark Office will be a woman too?
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