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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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RT @SethNorthrop: The @USPTO is blasted by watchdog for playing hooky, wasting money. https://t.co/nJBArE8NKg #iplaw #patents

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RT @MMLCResearch: Hashtags and emojis as trademarks and undue/due influence of social media platforms explored https://t.co/AOATxSh6DU

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Kenyon's gone but IP boutique model isn't dead, as our look at firms born in the '60s shows https://t.co/6QQJM7Nqlv https://t.co/ujIqnodzNP

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