here. The Drafting Committee looks set to conclude the serial drafting of a workable set of rules this coming October. While not everyone is looking forward to the new court, quite a few people will be shedding a silent tear or two for the 17th Draft before it heads for oblivion; it has after all been the subject of a considerable number of Mock Trials and real-time patent litigation experiments and has spawned quite a publishing industry of its own. "Bye-bye 17th Draft", says Merpel, waving a paw, "we shall miss you".
The Kats were a little surprised that the OJs were quite as heavily used as they were, though the preponderant majority of people either don't use them at all or are possessed of less than perfect memories.
- Within the past week 14 (11%)
- Within the past month 8 (6%)
- Within the past year 17 (14%)
- So long ago, you can't remember 80 (67%)
more competition-flavoured account of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling yesterday in Case C-170/13 Huawei v ZTE, a ruling which to this Kat gave a somewhat shortish shrift yesterday. The IP Finance weblog also carries a Spanish insight into the same decision, from Elzaburu's Colm Ahern. Elsewhere, Innovation Frontline has a neat post on patent strategy in conditions of legal uncertainty, here: while it clearly has conditions in the US in mind, much of what is written is at least potentially relevant to the European Union too.
guest post from Pratyush Nath Upreti. The same blog carries recent news from the UK on the topic of the need to stick an aesthetically disfiguring registered design number on a manufactured product, something which should soon be a thing of the past. On the 1709 Blog, Marie-Andrée Weiss wins the Alliteration of the Week Award for "Sun, Sunburn, Sex and Selfies", a legal appreciation of #SunBurnArt.and nudity, and there's also a handsome guest post from Mathilde Pavis on the French perspective on originality under the law of copyright.