From October 2016 to March 2017 the team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Tian Lu and Hayleigh Bosher.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

Were you too busy for the IPKat last week? The 94th edition of Never Too Late is here to help out.

* Paint it Vantablack

Is it possible to have the exclusive rights over a colour - the "blackest black ever"? Alberto Bellan introduces Vantablack.

* World IP Day - Anne Frank and Geo-blocking special

Happy World IP Day from IPKat!
The original Dutch version of Anne Frank's Diary is to be published online and the inconsistencies of geo-blocking are in the spotlight.

* Magic Leap lampoons Google Glass

Mark Schweizer presents the best nerdy joke ever seen in a patent filing.

* Arnold J at appellate level - EPO news and a timely decision for World IP Day

Arnold J agrees with the Court of Appeal decision in Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT v Generics, and a patent directed to a dosage regime for levonorgestrel as a method of emergency contraception remains obvious.

* House Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act

Amerikat Annsley reports on the new federal legal protection for Trade Secrets in the US.

* Publishing and the Machine

Neil Wilkof explores how 'the Machine' has helped and hindered publishing.

* DSM Communication on Platforms leaked!

While we wait for the official Communication later this month, it seems that ISP safe harbours are here to stay and new strategies are being developed for user generated content... watch this space...

* The end of the Google Books legal saga 

The US Supreme Court refuses to grant certiorari in the epic story that is The Authors' Guild v Google Books. Katfriend Shalini Bengani reports. 

* Freedom of Panorama in France

What is the future of the panorama exception -- for the reproduction and representation of architectural works and sculptures, permanently located on public roads, made by physical persons, with the exclusion of uses having direct or indirect commercial character?

* s52 comes into force July 28 2016

Artistic works which have been industrially manufactured are to receive the same duration as any other works from next year.

* Trade Mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profits

Eleonora explains the latest Jack Wills Limited v House of Fraser judgment and the perils of apportioning profit attributable to infringement and cost consequences.


Never too late 93 [week ending on Sunday 24 April] - No UK judges in the UPC? | Young EPLaw Congress | EU Commission SPC update | Technical teach-ins for judges | Patentability of user-interface designs | Trade Secrets and Copyright Pre-Emption | Austro-Mechana v Amazon C-572/14 | Lay-offs at Intel | Trade Marks and Cadbury | Shakespeare's Cultural Capital | Geo-blocking and competition law

Never too late 92 [week ending Sunday 17 April] - In memoriam of Kay Chapman - American Science's mobile X-ray patent valid - General Court decision on proving use of a trade mark - Life as an IP lawyers: Bratislava, Slovakia - Led Zep: you wouldn't steal a Carouselambra - Much Ado about patents - EU trade secrets directive approved - Royal Charter for Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys - The Rise of the Maintainers - The future of Supplementary Patent Certificates - Innovation & noncompete clauses - Are patent trolls a problem in the ITC? 

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 

No comments:

Subscribe to the IPKat's posts by email here

Just pop your email address into the box and click 'Subscribe':