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16 Dec 2016, 4:44 am
GuestKat Eibhlin Vardy also provides a detailed report of the Hogarth Chambers Festive Patent Seminar -- "Obviousness over the common general knowledge", which was followed by mulled wine and mince pies.* (Belatedly) remembering Raymond Niro, the most influential person in patent litigation whom you may have never heard of Neil Wilkof salutes the life and career of the late Mr. [read post]
9 Dec 2016, 1:00 pm
Neil Wilkof ruminates the most bizarre rebranding strategy: from Tribune Publishing Company into “tronc”. [read post]
5 Dec 2016, 2:56 pm
Moving to trademarks, IPKat Neil Wilkof discusses on IP Finance Marriott’s branding strategy after the Starwood acquisition. [read post]
16 Nov 2016, 1:33 pm
Ursula Kinkeldey opened the workshop previously mentioned, so Mark Schweizer shares her thoughts about the European Commission note on the recently adopted Directive 98/44/EC in which it was concluded that legislator’s intention was to exclude the patentability of products (plants, animals and their parts) obtained by essentially biological processes.The U.S. presidential election of 1876: votes, cannabis and intellectual propertyAfter the disputed election in the US, Neil… [read post]
2 Nov 2016, 3:44 pm
The prolific writer Neil Wilkof also blogged on non-compete clauses --- on their changing functions since the 1980’s, their relation with correlative IP concerns, and his own concerns that are open for further discussion. [read post]
25 Oct 2016, 10:45 pm
Neil Wilkof reflections about how to understand the possible threat to IP with globalization and free trade under attack.The new French law targeting “automated image referencing services”: does EU law allow it? [read post]
23 Oct 2016, 10:47 am
More about trademarks on SOLO IP, where Barbara Cookson described the tough life of the Solicitor mark in York.Moving to the economic field, the IP Finance blog has recently brought a summary by Professor Paul Caron about the California Legislative Analyst Office report on how much subsidies have really affected movie activity in California, and IPKat Neil Wilkof's ruminations on the challenges of building fashion brands online, focusing on the European company Zalando.On IP… [read post]
13 Oct 2016, 10:06 am
In this article, Neil Wilkof explains his insights on the commercial informative value of generic marks by depicting a nostalgic story of “a Men’s Store in Mid 19th Century”. [read post]
5 Sep 2016, 1:10 pm
The new opposition system in Mexico may come as bit of a disappointment, as Neil Wilkof explains.* EU General Data Protection Regulation – Part I What can we expect from the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation? [read post]
29 Aug 2016, 11:03 am
Neil Wilkof reflects on how a brand can recover from disaster.Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content? [read post]
23 Aug 2016, 9:41 am
Neil Wilkof ponders the legacy of brands following a corporate split or acquisition. [read post]
19 Aug 2016, 2:04 am
Becoming a global brand isn't as easy as Tine Tempah makes it sound - in this article, Neil Wilkof considers the difficulties Uber and Netflix have faced in their efforts to expand into new territories.Are companies allowed to tweet about #Rio2016? [read post]
8 Aug 2016, 12:50 pm
Neil Wilkof explains why deadwood may not be such a problem, unless you are a legendary 19th century rascal.* Friday FunInternkat Ellie Wilson brings us a weekly roundup, including the new MIP European Patent Reform Forum, and University of New Hampshire's search for a new Dean.PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATENever too late 107 [week ending on Sunday 31 July] Article 28 declarations |Costs of ISP blocking injunctions |Friday Fantasies, featuring legal challenges to… [read post]
1 Aug 2016, 9:26 am
Neil Wilkof ponders the extent to which brand recognition is a factor in this latest edition of the smartphone wars.Hospira v Genentech: revocation of patents confirmed on appealBirss J, at first instance, found that it was obvious to screen a particular selection of possible drug formulations to determine which is most stable. [read post]
11 Jul 2016, 12:32 pm
Neil Wilkof explains how brands like Pepsi walk the tightrope line between descriptive and distinctive marks in branding.* The USPTO Moves to Clear "Trademark Deadwood"New rules from the USPTO will require additional documentation to show that a mark is in fact in use. [read post]
21 Jun 2016, 2:56 am
Neil Wilkof ponders the role that Apple will play in the future of the podcast industry.LGBT or ally in Intellectual Property? [read post]
13 Jun 2016, 12:49 pm
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.PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER TOO LATENever 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? [read post]
9 Jun 2016, 2:11 am
Neil Wilkof reminisces about encounters with Diana Rigg (real and imagined) and reflects that confusion over names need not always mean infringement. [read post]
18 Apr 2016, 12:46 am
Neil Wilkof explores whether noncompete clauses (and trade secrets) are such a big problem for innovation, after all.* Letter from AmeriKat: Are patent trolls a problem in the ITC? [read post]