|There's nothing like a little|
scrutiny to focus one's attention ...
* Wednesday 25 January, 2.30pm (Tim Roberts, President, and Vicki Salmon, Chair, Litigation Committee, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Henry Carr QC, Chair, Intellectual Property Bar Association); 3.30pm (Dr Christian Gassauer-Fleissner, Chairman of European Patents Lawyers Association -- EPLAW)
* Wednesday 1 February, 2.30pm (Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Secretary, and officials, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).These sessions, which will be held in a Committee Room at the House of Commons, are open to the public. If you can't be bothered to go through the elaborate security rituals that are a prerequisite for entering the building, or doubt that you can restrain yourself from making unsolicited interventions, the preferable course is to enjoy the whole thing through the live streaming facility which you can access by clicking here.
|Since the Scrutiny Committee has been on live|
Parliamentary TV, it was found necessary to
introduce new ways of evaluating evidence ...
|Not all vultures are, or want|
to be, extra-virgin ...
'M' for Mauritania. There are plenty more countries to visit -- and the likelihood of plenty more depressing news to come for anyone who thinks they can easily contact national IP offices in Africa and access current information online. Class 46 asks here why generic drugs have such tongue-twisting names. Over on the 1709 Blog, Eleonora Rosati reports on Mario Monti's plan to solve Italy's economic problems by (inter alia) making copyright collecting societies more competitive, while her colleague Jeremy ponders over the rights and wrongs of the recent Red Bus photo case. Finally, Chris Wadlow demonstrates that he has few if any peers when it comes to writing enjoyable book reviews when, on the jiplp weblog, he reviews two new titles in one go, here.