09 November 2007
I have to say that there is nothing about these momentous announcements on the trilateral (joint EPO, JPO and USPTO) website, but then there is never very much of interest on that site and it needs updating (says Mr Pot to Ms Kettle).
08 November 2007
The programme includes discussion on:
- dispute resolution led by the IP manager of Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. between 10:30 and 12:00 on 29 Nov
- financing of intellectual property rights for enterprises: patent pledging; patent capitalization; patent securitization by someone from Liancheng Assets Appraisal Firm between 16:30 and 17:40 on the same day; and
- speeches from various senior government and IP office officials the next morning.
Attendance is apparently limited to 300 and the vent will take place at the Beijing Xinyuan Hotel. The fee seems ridiculously cheap if I have cut and pasted the information correctly or the email is right - USD150.00 or less than £75 in real money - that's a fraction of what UK conference organizers like CLT charge to hear folk like me talk at their IT law conference in London on 4 Feb 2008. Anyone interested should email his name, email address, telephone number and name of chambers, firm or company to firstname.lastname@example.org before they change their mind. If anyone turns up to this talk I should be interested in the review. The BSB might even give CPD points.
06 November 2007
The failure of our government and that of the USA, France, Germany, Canada, Japan and just about every right thinking country immediately to sever diplomatic relations and impose economic sanctions at least as stringent as those contemplated for Iran against a pathetic litigant who attacks his judges in a case that is about to go against him is nothing short of scandalous.
If Jonathan Edwards really wants to know why so many of our young people are receptive to subversive propaganda, our tolerance and indeed support of oppressive regimes in the Islamic world like this one on the ground that it is an ally in the so called "war on terror" should give him a clue.