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The Patent Lawyer magazine for May/June has only recently emerged to see the light of day, but it has lots of pretty pictures and brightly-coloured advertisements for those who get bored with reading all that small print. On the subject of small print, there's quite a bit on patents in India and Hungary, a focus on women's networking in IP and a small opinion piece, "A Stickly-Prickly Subject", by this Kat on the role (assuming that there is one) of mediation in the resolution of patent-related disputes. By the way, the publishers are keen to let prospective subscribers sample their wares. If you click on this link you won't find it hard to spot all those buttons with 'free trial' emblazoned on them.
|Never mind the right to be forgotten: the Lords|
Subcommittee on Dress Down Friday (above)
remains unable to achieve consensus ...
IP Federation, has announced its new President, with effect from last Friday: it's Carol Arnold. A UK chartered patent attorney, European Patent Attorney and Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Carol has over 30 years of experience in patents and has represented Shell on the Council of the IP Federation since 2008. Good luck, Carol, chorus the Kats. Merpel wants to know whether Carol is related to Katfriend and leading patent judge Richard Arnold, and whether there are any other Arnolds waiting in the wings ...
searching questions about cleantech: is it a concept that always has a future, but never a present -- and what is the message for investment in IP research and start-ups? Afro-IP notched up 12 blogposts last week -- by far the largest number for a single week since that blog commenced its Africa coverage in December 2007. For those of you who are transaction-minded, Mark Anderson on IP Draughts takes a "back to basics" approach to the drafting of indemnity clauses, here. Finally, here's a curiosity on Michael Atkins' Seattle Trademark Lawyer blog which this Kat previously missed: a comment on a proposal in the US to impose a tax on the assessed value of trade marks, copyrights, patents etc relating to marijuana.