[pp.int.general] Very interesting post from IPKats on an Intelectual Property conference

Francisco George francisco.george at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 11:21:11 CEST 2014

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Asunto: [The IPKat] For those of you who have just returned from your
Easter break ...
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*Last week saw a good deal of activity on this weblog, *which coincided
with a good deal of inactivity on the part of many of our readers who took
the opportunity to have a bit of a holiday break.  Accordingly the IPKat,
after due consultation with Merpel, thought it might be a good idea to
welcome you back with a quick update.

Kats and friends at the opening of this year's Fordham event* Three Kats
(Jeremy, Annsley and Eleonora) attended this year's Fordham Intellectual
Property Conference -- an event which we cannot recommend highly enough.
 The participants are drawn from some of the leading members of the
judiciary, in-house and private practice and academe and the two days are
devoted to an intensive pursuit of a deeper understanding of IP. Here you
get a warm appreciation of the golden glow of IP at its finest, and also a
dark intimation of what IP law produces at its worst.  No-nonsense,
highly-focused presentations are closely followed and finely analyses.
Anyone presuming to misappropriate more than his allotted number of minutes
(anything between 8 and 15) is unceremoniously guillotined. It's an
environment in which no holds are barred, no questions are off-limits, no
quarter spared.  Hugh Hansen, inventor of the Fordham formula and pretty
well synonymous with it, has done the IP community an immense favour by
coining this template, and we Kats thank him gratefully for having done so.

The following sessions of this year's conference were noted on this weblog:

   - Multilateral and FTA (that's Free Trade Area) Law and Policy, *here
   - IP Leaders *here
   - Enforcement issues *here
   - Trade Mark Law and the CJEU *here
   - Multilateral developments *here
   - Perspectives from Intellectual Property Pioneers *here
   - The European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court *here
   - General Counsel Roundtable, by Annsley, *here
   - IP industries' contribution to economic performance and the public's
   opinion thereof *here

And here are some sessions that were noted by members of the IPKat team on
other blogs:

   - Fair use and freedom of speech (1709 Blog, *here
   - Copyright revision round the world (1709 Blog, *here
   - Copyright enforcement (1709 Blog, *here
   - *Aereo *(1709 Blog, *here
   - General Counsel Roundtable, by Jeremy (IP Finance weblog, *here
   - SPCs (The SPC Blog, *here
   - Trade marks at Fordham (Class 46, *here

Two further reports are still to come.  One covers the session on
developments before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. This report,
which has been kindly prepared for us by OHIM Mediator, Board of Appeal
member and regular Fordham participant Gordon Humphreys, will be posted
within the next day or so.  There will also be a report on the *inter
partes *review procedure in US patent law.

For those whose interests extended beyond Fordham, we ran the following
posts last week, which may have been a bit swamped by all those Fordham

   - Tuesday Titivation (a brief round-up by Darren S), *here
   - Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade
   mark 'intern' on your smartphone! (a trilogy of anti-piracy titbits from
   Darren M), *here
   - “Quentin, come here!” -- a plea for Tarantino’s copyright litigation
   in Europe (a bit of typical creativity from Alberto), *here
   - Wednesday whimsies, as usual ... *here
   - The EPO Rules on Strikes Revealed to Merpel, *here
   - BREAKING NEWS: AGCOM issues the first *fastissimo *administrative
   blocking injunction (Alberto again, this time in serious mode, *here
   - Spanish Napster defeats music majors (posted by Alberto for guest
   contributor Carlos Garcia Berned, *here
   - Phil & Ted's Most Excellent Buggy Company Limited prevails in patent
   dispute on baby buggies (a Most Excellent analysis by Darren S, *here
   - Own Your (Trade Mark) Power! A fascinating glimpse into the world of
   US celebrity litigation, posted by ?Jeremy for guest blogger Marie-Andrée
   Weiss, *here
   - Smartphone brands: cachet or commodity? Neil's Thought for the Week, *here

Things should be getting back to normal now. Our apologies to those readers
who felt a bit bombarded by Fordham -- and to those returning to work who
have had so many emails awaiting them on their first day back.

Have a great summer!

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