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Cases You Should Know About

Here is a list of some recent intellectual property and other cases that I you may wish to read. I have commented on some of some of those cases in articles and case notes on this or one of my other blogs: Topic Court Case Transcript Issues Comment Patents Court of Appeal Aerotel Ltd v Wavecrest Group Enterprises Ltd 20 May 2009 [2009] EWCA Civ 408 Obviousness, software implemented invention Patents Court: Peter Prescott QC Folding Attic Stairs Ltd v The Loft Stairs Company Ltd and Another 9 June 2009 [2009] EWHC 1221 (Pat) What constitutes an enabling disclosure Construction of claims: words of intentionality Arnold J NS Group Holdings Ltd. v Nielsen Media Research Inc 20 May 2009 [2009] EWHC 1160 (Pat) Whether there is discr

Practice: an IP Practitioner's Diary, 31 May 2009

I am often asked by solicitors whether I go to the Patents Court. Or by trade mark attorneys whether I represent clients in the Registry. Or by Business Link whether I can do a risk analysis or draft terms and conditions for their clients. Or by businessmen and women whether I can review a draft contract.   The answer to all those questions is a resounding YES . All of those things are within the traditional scope of the intellectual property barrister and I m as much an intellectual property barrister as anyone in Lincoln's Inn or Grays.  Confusion may arise because there are some things that I don't do. I don't apply for patents, trade marks or registered designs. I don't issue claim forms or even send letters of claim in my own name. I don't even accept instructions to appear in court or other hearing in a matter that requires lengthy correspondence or investigation such as reviewing documents and interviewing witnesses unless the client has instructed a solicit