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Emma Barraclough, London


Apple to protect a rectangle and EU agrees patent court venue? It must be April 1

A cynic might say that it is difficult to know which is more far-fetched: that members of the European Union have agreed where to site the EU patent court or that they're chosen a tiny would-be independent country called Sealand off the English coast.

Yesterday anti-software patent group FFII claimed an exclusive, revealing that patent judges would be flown in by helicopter for court proceedings and quoting a Munich-based patent attorney.

Georg Friedrich Reichmann apparently told the group...


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Uber, Garcia v Google, Verizon, and a "terribly poor" CAFC decision are in our weekly round-up http://t.co/vpXJdThS7K http://t.co/kM1IVpBzB8

Dec 20 2014 06:19 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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Another highlight of #ip2014 = launch of #ipwomen network http://t.co/XhQqPJKQzy Pleased to see IP profession addressing diversity!

Dec 19 2014 05:59 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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Apple & Samsung settled (outside US) as did Google & Viacom. Did 2014 see mediation take off? ($) http://t.co/tWLQ72pqcI #ip2014

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