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Niger. The jiplp weblog has two items for your consideration this morning. The first is what on earth we should do about footnotes full of lengthy URLs; the second, with the poetical title "The Pirate Bay: sunk without a say?", is a note on the very recent ruling of the Chancery Division, England and Wales, on an application for an order that ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay (neither the ISPs nor TPB being in court). Darren is writing a big note on this decision once it has been back to court in June: this is the hors d'oeuvres. Mark Anderson, on IP Draughts, develops a topic that has long been close to this Kat's heart: the dangers of using a US template for a contract that is not premised on US law and practice. Rosie Burbidge has posted two short notes on Art & Artifice, here and here, summarising last week's Red Bus copyright seminar.
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|Enough to make you cry!|
the whole Cour de Cassation
judgment is only 5 sides long,
including the empty space ...
Sir Robin: "You should put this out on IPKat"From this exchange the IPKat assumed that the case must have had something to do with obviousness. He was wrong. It seems that this is a decision of the Cour de Cassation, the source of some of the shortest appellate rulings that this Kat has ever seen. The gist of it is that the court has in effect agreed with the British rule in Unilin that res judicata in one case trumps later revocation [i.e. that if you infringe a patent which turns out never to have been valid and are made to pay damages, that's just your hard luck]. The Unilin point, as Sir Robin notes, is going to be challenged in the British Supreme Court in the Virgin Atlantic appeal [for discussion of this issue, see PatLit here and here].
IPKat: "Sorry, just got down to this and it’s all in French. Give me a clue and I’ll post it".
Sir Robin: "Its in French because they are French".