|The early 1990s seem a long, long time ago ...|
This Kat was always fascinated by the IBC pharma law programmes since they were among the first sectoral conferences, concentrating on a specific industry. Editing what were then seen as niche publications, he felt that the proper way to divide interest in registered rights was by trisecting the topic between (i) getting the rights in the first place (filing, office actions), (ii) suing on them (infringements, threats etc) and (iii) performing transactions with them (licensing, securitisation etc). That way, no-one was excluded from benefiting from the journals' contents. Events such as a Pharma Law conference surely wouldn't thrive, since they excluded patent owners and experts in other industries and thus greatly reduced the potential market for potential registrants.
|W. A. Mozart: never played|
football for England or
won the coveted Young
IP Lawyer of the Year award
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