”ITMA and CIPA are working together to put a programme in place for ‘non-core skills’. These are everything an IP attorney needs in the job apart from IP work itself. Things like confidentiality, ethics, quality management, employment law, company law and records management, so that we can all be the best employers and employees and firms.”Confidentiality and ethics might be "non-core" in so far as they aren't "IP work", but he thinks they are at least as core to the activities of IP practitioners as meeting office deadlines, drafting applications and all the nitty gritty stuff. Can a better term than "non-core" be found? Something like "absolutely essential and don't even think of entering the profession unless you can handle this", perhaps?
here. A katpat goes to Amanda Harcourt for this link to "Code Not Physical Property, Court Rules in Goldman Sachs Espionage Case", Wired.
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here. On The SPC Blog, Katarzyna Zbierska ("Atripla in Poland: a recent ruling on "product" and claim construction") writes up another recent Polish decision in the difficult and technically complex topic of patent term extension. IP Tango's Patricia Covarrubia notes how South America's PROSUR is edging towards a regional trade mark registration system.