Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

Welcome to the Centesimus edition of Never Too Late - if you missed the IPKat last week, you are in the right place for the 100th Never Too Late!

A mandatory interim order permitting claimants to image and inspect defendants' electronic devices and to delete confidential-wink-wink-nudge-nudge information is available, said Mrs Justice Slade in Arthur J Gallagher Services and others v Skriptchenko and Others.

Katfriend Ben Williams puts piracy in perspective - is DRM getting in the way of the online distribution which helps, rather than harms, authors?

Nick Smallwood brings you pirate [no, not that kind] Blackbeard's image rights and.. infringement by cake?

Merpel squints suspiciously at the proposal document professing to prevent conflicts of interests with the EPO before and after the termination of service. 

Joff Wild, of Intellectual Asset Management, describes the current attractive status of Europe and the UPC, and the US “patent death squad”.

The successful fair use defence in relation to copyright protection of computer code, and the availability of fair use in the commercial context could mean this is big news. Emma Perot explains the background to the case and the potential implications.

Katfriend Olena Butriy explores communication to the public as developed from InfoSoc by the CJEU in depth.Is it the effect or the concept of the new public that is shaping policy here?

The CJEU has considered the freedom of implementing the private copying exception, which may be broad but not so broad as to allow for fair compensation to be funded from the general state budget. Eleonora Rosati explains the progression of EGEDA, C-470/14.

AmeriKat Annsley Merelle Ward is happy to report that the the European Commission has relaunched a call for tenders for a study on SPCs. The deadline for submissions is 27 July 2016.

5G wireless technology: has the battle for national champions already begun?

Whither 5G technology? Neil Wilkof explains the evolution and revolution towards the next generation of wireless technology and the apparent role for national champions from China in the global market.


Never too late 99 [week ending on Sunday 5 June] German Constitutional Court sends sampling saga into another loop | Who should pay for the independence of the Boards of Appeal? | Sorry not sorry - Justin Bieber and Skrillex deny copying | CJEU gives guidance for communication to the public cases  Series marks are a bundle of separate marks, says Court of Appeal | Paying for peace of mind? C-567/14 | Life as an IP Lawyer: Dusseldorf, Germany | ISP's delay in removing content can remove safe harbour | Avengers: when is confusion not confusion? | De Minimis sampling of sound recordings is not infringing, says Ninth Circuit

Never too late 98 [week ending on Sunday 29 May] Are academic publishers liable for ginormous damages? | Update on UPC's draft code of conduct | Implications of new EU and US trade secret legislation | CJEU reference over Schweppes trade mark | New transfer and triage process for IPEC| Thursday Thingies | IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill: from the horses mouth | New Master of the Rolls | PRINCE's personality rights | EU Council adopts Trade Secrets Directive | Book review (copyright lawmaking) | Nominative Fair Use defence in trade mark law

Never too late 97 [week ending on Sunday 22 May] "Simply" Trademark victory for M&S | Notable events this summer | Positec - the end of disclosure? | IPEC or bust? | Enfish distinguished in TLI Communications patent eligible subject matter case | The Politics of Evidence-Based Policy Making, Book Review | UK tobacco plain packaging law - judicial review challenge rejected | IPKat Limerick Competition

Never too late 96 [week ending on Sunday 15 May] Takedown request tactics in Italy | Wines, spirits, cheese & GI infringement | EU report on GI infringement published | Merpel on latest developments at EPO | Does UPC spell disaster for the EPO boards of appeal? | Andy Grove: in memoriam | Friday Fantasies | Has Federal Circuit revived computer-implemented inventions? | AIPPI event on EU trade mark reform | Ex Deep Purple member registers band name as trade mark | Copyright in the telephone directory
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, June 13, 2016 Rating: 5


  1. Would it be possible to have the "Recent comments" device back, please? For a few weeks it's been empty, and now it seems to have disappeared completely. Without it, it's almost impossible to spot whether there are any new comments on all but the most recent articles. Thanks!

  2. Thanks anonymous, the code broke and we're in the process of fixing it - hopefully it will be up again soon.

  3. The code broke?

    How can an abstract thing break?

    Just go to the local coffee shop, pluck down a pizza from the sky and offer it to have some college student just "apply it."

    This taking more than a weekend is just not reasonable.

    (am I holding up the sarcasm sign high enough?)


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