The Patent Lawyer Magazine, as PatLit announced last night, is just about to be launched on a largely unsuspecting world. Its home site is here and the pilot issue is here. Publishers Legal Business Media have obviously spent a good deal of thought, time, money and effort in trying to determine what, apart from Angelina Jolie, might appeal to members of the patent practitioner fraternity. Now that there is no longer any Patent World, it is safe for The Patent Law Magazine to peel itself off the drawing board and enter the market in the knowledge that there is no title with a name with which it will be instantly confused. The new title is scheduled to come out bimonthly, which is probably a subtle way of avoiding having to have a "Troll of the Month" feature. This Kat, who is busily angling for a complementary subscription, is sure that it will become a "must-read" along with the other IP glossies and wishes it well.
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"On the whole, patent claims which have fewer terms functioning as limitations on the patent claims are advantageous in patent infringement lawsuits. Moreover, among patent claims that have more terms functioning as limitations of the patent claims, those which have more words specifying the relationships between the terms are more likely to be successful in lawsuits".While this Kat, as a patent enthusiast, would have guessed the outcome, as a lover of words and ways of both analysing and commoditising them he found the methodology quite gripping.
EIPR) offers all sorts of delights for the IP theoretician, having been almost completely taken over by contributors from academe. Although the title is long and quite tough to get through, Petroula Vantsiouri's "A Legislation in Bits and Pieces: the Overlapping Anti-Circumvention Provisions of the Information Society Directive, the Software Directive and the Conditional Access Directive, and their Implementation in the United Kingdom" reflects and expresses a number of sentiments with which this Kat wholeheartedly agrees.