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Friday, 1 November 2013

Friday fantasies

A new month, a new sense of adventure? Don't forget to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page. You never know what you might encounter!


With love, provisionally, from Latvia.  "Protecting Intellectual Property - Provisional Measures: Latvia and beyond - the EU toolkit and the NL experience" is the contribution made by Katfriend and trade mark scholar Alexander Tsoutsanis (DLA Piper, Amsterdam) to this year's AIPPI seminar in Latvia. Alexander has kindly offered to share his thoughts with the IPKat's readers, so here it is.


Looking for a teaching position? An IP law teacher is currently being sought by the University of Liège, Belgium, according to Katfriend Norman Neyrinck.  Applications are open till 12 November 2013 -- which isn't so very long a time from now.  The call for applications is here, while the advertisement is here and the original advert is here.


If you're thinking of buying fellow Kat Eleonora's new book, but can't work out how to claim the 35% reduction for IPKat readers, the easiest way to do it is by emailing sales@e-elgar.co.uk and quoting the order code ROSA35. Remember, this reduction remains for all orders placed up to 30 December 2013.


From Katfriend Harm van der Heijden comes news of xepc.eu, his cross-referenced website on European Patent Convention (EPC) and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)  patent law.  As Harm explains, "It is a free website which provides cross-linked EPC and PCT documents, including the full EPC Articles and rules, Guidelines for Examinations, Applicant’s Guide, Case Law of the EPO Boards of Appeal book (updated to the 7th edition which was released by EPO this month) and recent OJ EPO articles, as well as the PCT articles and rules, Applicant’s Guide, and Practical Advices. Everything is available for keyword searching, and results are presented in a logical manner. In other words, it aims to conveniently present important documents for EPC and PCT patent professionals. It contains only documents from EPO and WIPO – there is no editing or commenting by me or any other party".  The IPKat welcomes this private initiative.



Around the weblogs. The 1709 Blog reports on an early, if small, success for PIPCU as a copyright enforcement agency, while the IP Finance blog announces another publicly funded initiative -- more apps for innovative businesses.  PatLit asks: if the solution to the troll problem involves tweaking US law, is it therefore defined as a US problem?  Art & Artifice reports on last week's Red Bus copyright seminar here. Finally, The SPC Blog covers a recent Court of Justice of the European Union ruling on supplementary protection certificates for plant protection products marketed under "emergency" marketing authorisation provisions. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The xepc website is very good for searching. Easier to use than the EPO site as its restricted to the most important legal documents

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