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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Never Too Late: if you missed The IPKat last week

It's Purrlock Holmes..
Been away and wondering what you missed on IPKat last week? Well, wonder no more, since Never Too Late edition 114 is here with all of the evidence.

The much-anticipated copyright package is finally ready, and Eleonora Rosati is here to explain what effect all these developments are likely to have.

*  Wikimedia, EDRI, and others call for EU Copyright Package to uphold DSM fundamental principles
Alberto Bellan reports on the joint open letter from Wikimedia, EDRI and other NGOs supporting digital creators, platforms and rights to the EU Commission and the then Draft Directive. See here for Kat coverage of the final copyright package...

*  Globalisation, Glocalisation, Glokatisation

Katonomist Nicola Searle explains the current era of globalisation, and the recent concerns raised by the US Chamber of Commerce in a report about its political undoing.

* Philip Morris loses investment arbitration against Uruguay's anti-tobacco legislation
Regulations in Uruguay require 80% of cigarette packs to contain health warnings, and each brand to select one variant to place on the market. As Katfriend Simon Klopschinski reports, an arbitral tribunal did not agree with tobacco company Philip Morris that the effects of these regulations harmed his business.

* 'Tis the Season - EPIP recap

Highlights from the European Policy for Intellectual Property conference in Oxford, which featured Kats Nicola Searle, Eleonora and many more...

*  20 million thanks

Many, many thanks from this klowder of Kats for all our readers and contributors' support.

*  The gold standard for trade secret theft (or is that the way of the world)? Robert Fortune and Chinese tea
Neil shares the swashbuckling tale of Robert Fortune featuring adventure, disguise, both the modern versions of piracy - and all about tea.

Mike Mireles brings us some of the best bits of the recent Santa Clara-Duke conference on Patent Quality. This is in aid of the USPTO's Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative.

* BREAKING: CJEU says that free Wi-Fi provider is not liable for third-party copyright infringements but may be required to password-protect its network to terminate infringements 
As Eleonora reports, the CJEU made a landmark decision on the subject of intermediary liability and protection by safe harbours for unlawful uses of free Wi-Fi services. 

ChIPs Global Summit Reports 1 and Report 2
AmeriKat Annsley Merelle Ward accounts on her first ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property) Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit. Topics were as wide ranging as news reporting, Circuit Judges' experiences and trade secrets, all with a broader focus on inclusion and diversity.

*  Innovation and its Discontents - Where are we heading?
Is innovation really such a good thing? Nicola examines some of its more dystopian predicted effects.

Katfriend Lucie Fortune reports on the rapid response seminar at which Eleonora was joined by Aimee Nisbet, Nicholas Saunders and Theo Savvides on the panel, which was chaired by Mark Brown. This seminar dealt in detail with the recent CJEU decision in GS Media, and the then draft copyright package.

AmeriKat Annsley reports from the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Congress in Milan. These reports include some of the international challenges faced by IP, Katfriend David Lim's account of being a Congress first-timer, and a delicious recipe.


Never too late 113 [week ending on Sunday 11 September] Clinical trial data | Parody and free use in Germany | Infringing donuts | CJEU decision in GS Media | Fujifilm Kyowa v AbbVie | UK and the UPC | General Data Protection Regulation | Changes to IPO rules | Book review: European Patent Litigation in the Shadow of the Unified Patent Court | General Electric and 3D printing | EPLAW mock trials

Never too late 112 [week ending on Sunday 4 September] 3 Cubist antibiotic patents revoked| Milan Court rejects application for 'blank' blocking order | Leaked copyright draft directive| Thursday Titibits | Super Kat exclusive| Mexico's new opposition system | EU General Data Protection Regulation | Hospira v Cubist | My My Mylan | Kasting Kall for Internkats

Never too late 111 [week ending on Sunday 28 August] Branding and rebranding of infidelity and Ashley Madison | Passive hosting providers and third party content | Safe harbours and the E-commerce directive | BREAKING: Leaked Commission Impact Assessment | GS Media rapid response event | Singapore Copyright reform

Never too late 110 [week ending on Sunday 21 August] | Life after Cartier - the future of blocking injunctions | Irish Court of Appeal ruling on Article 8(3) InfoSoc Directive | Wednesday Whimsies| Court fees - do you know what to pay? | Good news and bad news for bio-pharmaceutical patenting in the United States | HP? Hewlett Packard? The legacy of brands following a split

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