|What could be more enjoyable, in|
between IP lectures, than a gentle
round of croquet on a Cambridge
college lawn ...?
PatLit or from IBIL itself.
|The IPKat's nightmare: so much|
animal life -- and just one tree ...
Eurasian Patent Organization had signed a resolution abolishing accelerated examination of patent applications with effect from 1 March 2013? Apparently so, though those lucky souls who had both sought accelerated examination and paid the appropriate fees before that date would get the promised examination. This news came from the newsletter of Petosevic (here), in a succinct report which conveys no explanation. Does any reader know why the EAPO is not only bucking the trend but turning down the chance to earn some money?
here. Class 99 has reminded readers that there are still a few days to go till its "Design a Design for Class 99" competition finishes. Do have a go! Kat congratulations go to the jiplp weblog -- the informal site of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice -- for finally securing its 800th email subscriber.
[reviewed on this weblog here] Well, Rhoda has emailed the Kat to tell him this: "To bookend World IP Day [last Friday], I asked 'IP Lit' novelists Ivan Cotter [author of The Schmetterling Effect, on which see Katpost here] and Kalyan Kankanala [who wrote Road Humps and Sidewalks, reviewed on this blog here] to do guest posts in Rhoda's Inheritance Books feature (this involves naming the book from earlier generations that means the most to you, and the book you most want to hand down to future generations). You can check out Kalyan's post here, and Ivan's here. This Kat is still struggling to name his two books since, every time he makes an effort to do so, his choice seems to vary with his mood and temperament. But Merpel asks: isn't that the thing about books? They're a bit like teeth. In first place, you generally need a whole load of them if they're going to be much use. Secondly, they don't normally make a lasting impression. Thirdly, however much you benefit from them, you can't usually count on future generations finding them much use.