Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week

Did you miss the last week of IPKat? No need to worry - catch up with the 92nd instalment of Never Too Late today.

* In Memoriam of Kay Chapman
IPKat remembers Kay Chapman's contributions to CAS-IP and sustainable development.

* American Science's mobile X-ray scanner patent valid
Amerikat Annsley reports Mr Justice Arnold's decision in American Science & Engineering Inc v Rapiscan Systems Limited - but try as she might she can't find a cited case.

* If you need to prove use as part of your opposition, this is for you
 Valentina Torelli discusses the General Court's decision  T-638/14 (Spanish) which seems to say that assessment of proof of use of a trade mark must be done on the basis of interdependence of all the relevant factors. 

* Life as an IP Lawyer: Bratislava, Slovakia
Zuzana Hecko at Allen & Overy talks fighting counterfeiters, battles getting confused with Slovenia and dreams of working in Hong Kong in the third of the AmeriKat's Life as an IP Lawyer series. 

* You wouldn't steal a Carouselambra...
Did Led Zeppelin 'steal' another melody? InternaKat Ellie outlines the problems with using language suggesting theft to describe IP.

* Much Ado About Patents
Katanomist Nicola reviews two research papers from last week's CREATe workshop at Queen Mary's (here) which look at patents from a behavioural point of view, and point to validation patterns.

* BREAKING: EU Trade Secrets Directive approved, but not without protest
Mark Ridgway of Allen & Overy brings news of the Trade Secrets Directive being given the green light by the European Parliament admist the Panama Papers data leak. 

* Royal Charter for Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
A celebration that ITMA have been granted the Royal Charter - reported by InternKat Nick.

* Innocuous Innovation - the Rise of the Maintainers
Are IP and innovation under threat from new economic thought? Our Katonomist explains the implications of attacks on innovation.

* Will a virtual body be granting the future Unitary SPCs? 
With a guest post from the ECPA, the AmeriKat considers the future of Supplementary Patent Certificates based on a Unitary Patent in light of the Joint Position Paper from ECPA, EFPIA and IFAH.

* Noncompete clauses: are they part of the grand theme of the crisis of innovation?
Neil Wilkof explores whether noncompete clauses (and trade secrets) are such a big problem for innovation, after all.

* Letter from AmeriKat: Are patent trolls a problem in the ITC?
AmeriKat brings us up to date with last week's hearing to determine how the International Trade Commission is to deal with litigants and patent trolls.


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PREVIOUSLY, ON NEVER TOO LATE


Never too late 91 [week ending on Sunday 10 April] The Future of second-medical-use patents, Fordham 2016|AG Opinion in United Video Properties, Inc v Telenet NV, C-57/15|Batman v Superman in commercial context| Trade Secrets and the Bio-Pharmaceutical industry| Panorama and the three step test in the Swedish Supreme Court| Public consultation on the Enforcement Directive| Hyperlinks in GS Media, C-160/15 Life as an IP Lawyer in São Paulo | | The Internkats | Corn Thins: descriptive? | Tourism and Culture in the Age of Innovation | Lord Neuberger's most difficult case | US Senate passes Trade Secrets Act 

Never too late 90 [week ending on Sunday 3 April] – Book review: "IP and Other Things" by Sir Robin Jacob| Book review:  "Trade Marks Law" by Glen Gibbons| IPKat Post #10,00 | Taser International Inc. v SC Gate 4 Business SRL and Others |Two Book Reviews: European Law Design and The Changing European Patent | Fordham 2016 | Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn. Bhd. & 3 Ors v Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses 

Never too late 89 [week ending on Sunday 27 March] – Cricket and copyright in England And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v Tixdaq Ltd & Anor | Are business models simply jargon? | Singapore's IPOS ADR | Trunki case: the AIPPI's version | Goodbye OHIM, welcome EUIPO! | Actavis v Lilly | EU public consultation on neighbouring rights | Life as an IP Lawyer in San Francisco | Copyright in chess games | Trade surplus and IP | Fujifilm Kyowa Biologics v AbbVie Biotechnology.

Never too late 88 [week ending on Sunday 20 March] – CoA’s decision in Design & Display Limited v OOO Abbott & another | AG in McFadden C-484/14 on WiFi providers’ liability | Twitter on “Dronie” trade mark | Rationale and possible abuse of new US Trade Secret Law | CJEU in Liffers on moral rights | product placements | Sci-Hub IP saga.


Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week Reviewed by Ellie Wilson on Monday, April 18, 2016 Rating: 5

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