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One event which is very much on the IPKat's mind is next Wednesday's birthday seminar (details here). We've kept the names of our panelists under wraps so far, but today we reveal the first two. One is our dear friend and colleague, patent attorney and IPKat team member and ready wit Darren Smyth; another is a cherished former Kat colleague, attorney, scholar and part-time Federal Swiss Patent Judge Mark Schweizer. On Friday we reveal the identity of the third of our panelists. Incidentally, you will be able to follow the birthday seminar on Twitter: the hashtag is #Katparty.
[an analysis of this case will be published in JIPLP in due course].
announces a talk next Tuesday by Latham & Watkins' Don McCombie on what Europe's new patent regime means for junior practitioners, this talk for IPSoc has been arranged on the back of Don's Brave New World series of posts for that weblog. The jiplp blog features sabbatical Kat Birgit Clark's analysis of the German litigation over the iconic Gold Bear. On IP Finance, Mike Mireles lists the details of Barack Obama's plan for patent trolls. The 1709 Blog features a tempting position for a copyright researcher who fancies working in the field of open academic publication, not to mention an analysis bu this Kat of the calculation of damages for copyright infringement in Jason Sheldon v Daybrook House Promotions.