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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

Remember Remember the 5th IP of November

Too busy hiding under the coffee table because of the fireworks to keep up with IPKat this week?! No problem here’s episode 121 of Never Too Late!

InternKat Verónica gathered the latest IP happenings from events, to blog posts and job vacancies.

Laurent Prunier, the Secretary of SUEPO The Hague and a member of the EPO's Central Staff Committee was fired by the EPO President, Benoit Battistelli.

IP Kat Neil considers the way that companies carry out R&D and innovation in light of studies showing that startup activity has declined to a level not seen since the 1970’s, with more startups dying than are being created. This suggests that there simply may be less innovative activity taking place at the startup level.

The decision of the “Brexit challenge” unanimously found in favour of the claimants who argued that the Government could not invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (which starts the procedure by which the UK would leave the EU) under so-called "Crown prerogative" powers, that is, ministerial power exercised without parliamentary authority.

Merpel takes us through the new Diagnostic Practice Notice and Access to Information Request from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Practice Notices pertaining to its new approach to "purposive claims construction" and the assessment of subject matter eligibility for medical diagnostic methods.

PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATE

Never Too Late 120 [week ending on Sunday 30 October] Court of Appeal on Pregabalin - Pfizer still in pain, but Swiss claims re-interpreted again | Procedural fairness and the Penalties Regulation: R(Roche) v Secretary of State for Health | Meet the Trade Mark Judges (Part two) | AG Szpunar says that the notion of "places accessible to the public against payment of an entrance fee" does not apply to hotel rooms | Charlie Chaplin won't come back from the dead, neither will Montis' copyright in the Chaplin chair | Linking to unlicensed content: Swedish court applies GS Media | Urgent crowd sourcing request-- "ugly" clauses in IP agreements | How much attention should the IP community give to non-compete clauses? | Friday Fantasies and Around the IPKat’s Cousins Blogs

Never Too Late 119 [week ending on Sunday 23 October] | Around the IPKat’s Cousins Blogs | With free trade and globalization under attack, can IP licensing come to the rescue?  | The new French law targeting “automated image referencing services”: does EU law allow it?| Unauthorised communication to the public in an online environment as a criminal offence in the UK?| Friday Fantasies| Meet the Trade Mark Judges (Part One)| HHJ Hacon amplifies the law on EU trade mark jurisdiction: AMS-Neve v Heritage Audio| Launch of IP Pro Bono scheme| Lundbeck v European Commission - a rotten decision or effective competition law enforcement?|  

Never Too Late 118 [week ending on Sunday 16 October] | Rome Court of First Instance rules that copyright exceptions for news reporting and criticism/review do not apply to entertainment TV programmes | It's a gas! The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics | Around the Brexit Blogs and Related Events | Is there a competition law issue lurking on the horizon of cloud computing? | Thursday Thingies | Do declarations of non-infringement work for trade mark litigants? | A close look at survey methodology for proof of acquired distinctiveness | BGH rules for patentees on appeal – again| A croissant-doughnut by any other name| General Court confirms that body-builder silhouette cannot be registered as a trade mark for nutritional supplements| The proposed press publishers' right: is it really worth all this noise? | Servier successful before Henderson J in introducing defence based on the Department of Health's prescribing/reimbursement practices | Can the Curve combat piracy? | Academics stress importance of preserving consistency and integrity of EU framework on content monitoring

Never too late 117 [week ending on Sunday 9 October] | The Commission's DSMS and CJEU case law: what relationship? | Generic marks as valuable commercial information | Other people's computers | Compared to Svensson, GS Media is not that bad after all | Introducing our new InternKats! | C-223/15: no EU-wide confusion, no EU-wide injunction

Never too late 116 [week ending on Sunday 2 October] | Book Review: WTO Dispute Settlement and the TRIPS Agreement | The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewells | Brexit - who has the power to change UK law? | Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations | European business urge continued UK involvement in UPC on eve of Competitiveness Council meeting | Wednesday Whimsies | Book review: Global Governance of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century

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