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Utynam's Heirs


A monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies, named in honour of John of Utynam – who received the world’s first recorded patent in 1449 diary@managingip.com

New developments in magic law When Utynam turned five, he had a magician for his birthday party, the Great Hoodeeni. Five-year-old Utynam was quite enamoured with Hoodeeni's antics. For the next six months, he capered around the neighbourhood in pale imitation,...


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