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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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USPTO appoints deputy trade mark commissioner http://t.co/ocCe2rT6DD Meryl Hershkowitz has been at USPTO since 1990 http://t.co/Euq3SzjDpH

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RT @PamelaSamuelson: Here's my new article on possible futures of fair use law in the US http://t.co/8xc0NHn7Gf

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@TheCIPA Hope everyone is ok?

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