|The same (apart from the differences)|
‘IP Events’, maintained by Pedro Malaquias, shows a very long and diverse list of IP events in February. Something of interest for everyone.
 EWHC 153 (IPEC). The IPKat recently reported on this case (see here), which was about an application for summary judgment on unwarranted threats to sue for patent infringement based only on a patent application. Nicholas Briggs of Shakespeares has now contacted us about the Katpost saying:
‘We are acting for GFDS in this matter. You may wish to add to the post that Judge Hacon has given our client leave to appeal his construction of section 70(2A) of the Patents Act in the circumstances. He has also granted our clients an interim injunction restraining the defendants from threatening any person with proceedings for patent infringement where the claimants are aggrieved by such threats pending trial.’
|When it comes to patent law,|
not all fairs are fun ...
Conference clarification. In his post last week, "The patent profession: visions for the future, problems for the present", the IPKat reviewed Managing Intellectual Property magazine's forthcoming International Patent Forum 2015 on 10 and 11 March. In his excitement to mention that there was a welcome £300 registration for readers of this weblog, he initially forgot to add the in-house corporate and patent counsel, academics and R&D professionals can get in free. The original blog has since been amended, but it seems a good idea to draw this to the attention of readers and to add, to the disappointment of one email correspondent, that if you are entitled to get in free and to enjoy a £300 discount, that doesn't mean that you will be given £300 to attend. Programme and registration details can be accessed via the Katpost here.
1. Reinvigorating the Public Domain (Ansgar Ohly/Alexander Peukert)
2. “Westwards the gaze wanders” - Or Should It Not? - Comparative Narratives in IP Law (Not) To Be Followed (Jerome Reichmann/Nari Lee/Franz Hofmann)
3. Intellectual Property and Economics - Can You Have One Without the Other? (Thomas Cotter/Herbert Zech)
4. Knowledge Commons Governance (Katherine Strandburg/Ioannis Lianos)
5. Constitutional Foundations and Constitutionalization of IP Law - A Tale of Different Stories (Jens Schovsbo/Andreas Paulus/Michael Goldhammer)
6. Innovation and Competition - The New Paradigm in IP Law? (Reto Hilty/Lionel Bently)Attendance is free of charge! More information is available here.
Google’s panel soon to advise on the EU right ‘to be forgotten’.
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