On blogs and blogging

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IPKat team member Jeremy will be a bit scarce for another week or so, there being the serious matter of this year's trip to New York and back for the Fordham Intellectual Property Conference. Accordingly, he thought the time might be ripe to report on some of the blogs to which members of the IPKat team contribute in one way or another.  In no particular order there are
Art & Artifice, a weblog that focuses on not just intellectual property but all areas in which art meets the law. This is a newish blog, born in January of this year (http://aandalawblog.blogspot.com
The 1709 Blog caters for the copyright enthusiast. Its team of six, drawn from a variety of backgrounds and interests, seeks to address all aspects of copyright law and practice (http://the1709blog.blogspot.com
The SPC Blog is a handy information source for anyone who is involved in the tiny but invaluable world of supplementary protection certificates for pharmaceutical and agrichemical patents. This blog holds an annual seminar, which is free, for anyone who wants to attend (http://thespcblog.blogspot.com
PatLit tackles a wide range of patent dispute resolution topics, not just from the UK but from wherever interesting news and comments emerge. It hosts the PCC Pages series of posts on how the Patents County Court, England and Wales, can deliver cheaper patent litigation (http://patlit.blogspot.com
IP Finance touches that delicate interface between intellectual property and the world of finance, addressing securitisation, valuation, royalty rates, assessment of damages, the death of old business plans and the evolution of new ones (http://ipfinance.blogspot.com
Class 46, founded by friends of MARQUES and driven by a 15-strong team, this blog delivers trade mark and brand-related news and developments from across Europe. Class 46 is now hosted by MARQUES (http://www.marques.org/class46/
Class 99 is dedicated to design law and practice in the UK, in Europe and beyond. It is written by a team of acknowledged experts in the field (http://class-99.blogspot.com/
Two regional weblogs also cover IP activity. Afro-IP (http://afro-ip.blogspot.com) deals with the IP scene in Africa, while IPTango (http://iptango.blogspot.com) does the same for Latin America. 
The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, published by Oxford University Press and edited by IPKat team member Jeremy, has both an official website and its own blog, jiplp (http://jiplp.blogspot.com), which posts some of the journal's content along with related news and features.
The IPKat is of course always interested to hear about other IP weblogs and to spread the word to other readers, via his regular Monday, Wednesday and Friday round-up features. If you know of a newly-launched IP blog, or if an existing blog has just undergone a major change, do please email the IPKat here and let him know.
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  1. Great stuff from the IPKat Team as always. Would strongly encourage everyone to check out those links and hope you have a great time in the States, Jeremy.

    PS Here is my owner, Missy, showing more teeth than some IP enforcement organisations ;-) http://yfrog.com/gy719tpj

    Best wishes,

  2. This is a useful list - would be great to also get a list of the best tweeters in this area?

    Also I'd like to draw attention to RPC's new privacy focused blog, which might be of interest...

    (I work at RPC, so I'm biased, but it's covering a lot of topical stuff!)


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