|Sir Arthur Kekewich, as|
portrayed in Vanity Fair,
"This is a decision of Mr Justice Kekewich, my Lord, but there are other grounds of appeal".Is it true that there is no smoke without fire, and that this unfortunate judge was foundering, out of his depth and beyond his capabilities, in a sea of intellectual property law which he was unable to navigate? Did he owe his position to the fact that he married Marianne, the daughter of a successful solicitor whose name resounds through the Courts of Justice even today, James William Freshfield? Or was he a reliable and efficient judge who was maligned, misunderstood and misrepresented, a sad victim of another's humour or hostility?
This week's article, "Sir Arthur Kekewich: a Study in Intellectual Property Litigation 1886-1907", was first published in  12 European Intellectual Property Review 335 to 340. You can read it in full here.