PatLit report by Jeremy. The same blog records the publication of the 18th Draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court, which still lack details of court fees. On the 1709 Blog, Andy Johnstone records the first birthday of what many would say was one of the biggest wastes of time and effort to hit the headlines -- the UK Intellectual Property Office's Orphan Works Register, which received a mere 31 applications for licences in the second six-month period of its existence.
entertaining and unexpected posts you'll find on yesterday's UK Supreme Court hearing in the controversial Trunki appeal [the decision under appeal is noted by Darren Meale for the IPKat here] comes from Isobel Williams' Drawing From an Uncomfortable Position blog. If FinTech patents are your bag, this Aistemos post, written in conjunction with IP analysts Relecura, shows how many financial services patents there actually are in the big wide world -- and who owns them.
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[see eg Katposts here and here], It is in this context that this Kat reproduces on the right an alarming example of what this potentially disruptive technology can do to the civilised world if it is allowed to fall into the wrong hands. The text accompanying this dramatic illlustration can be read on the 3Ders website here.