IP and Other Things: A Collection of Essays and Speeches

IP and Other Things: A Collection of Essays and Speeches

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The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob has been variously a leading member of the Intellectual Property Bar, a High Court judge and, as Lord Justice Jacob, a judge in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. His primary area of expertise is intellectual property (IP) rights. He chose to leave the Court of Appeal in March 2011 to take up his current position as the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in intellectual property at University College London. Besides teaching and writing he still sits occasionally in the Court of Appeal, sits as an arbitrator, provides expert evidence, chairs the Advisory Committee on the Appointment and Training of the Judges of the Unified Patent Court and often advises the UK Government and EU Commission on IP matters. These essays and speeches, selected from his published and unpublished writings and lectures, illustrate the breadth of his learning in IP and other matters. They are written in typically straightforward and entertaining style and, in the case of the older essays, include a commentary of what has happened since they were first published. They will be of interest to any lawyer, law student or scholar interested in the development of IP law in the past quarter century or so.

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The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob is the Sir Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law at University College London.


Part I: Introduction 1. Addresses of Welcome for Mr Justice Jacob: In the High Court of Justice-Chancery Division Part II: General Non-IP 2. Pieces for My Almae Matres: Trinity College and LSE 3. Knowledge of the World and the Act of Judging 4. My Dad and Gray's Inn 5. 'Be Ye Ever so High, the Law is above You' : What that means in Practice 6. Court-Appointed Experts v Party Experts: Which is Better? Part III: General IP 7. Intellectual Property in the House of Lords 8. Intellectual Property and Competition Law: Can Economists Help? 9. Woolly Lines in Intellectual Property Law 10. IP Law: Keep Calm and Carry On? 11. Is Intellectual Property the Grit in the Wheels of Industry? 12. Towards a European Civil Procedural Code 13. International Intellectual Property Litigation in the Next Millennium 14. The Convergence of European Intellectual Property Law? 15. Community Intellectual Property Law in English Courts 16. The Relationship Between European and National Courts in Intellectual Property Law 17. Article for The House 18. Industrial Property - Industry's Enemy? Part IV: Patents 19. Competition Authorities Support Grasshoppers: Competition Law as a Threat to Innovation 20. Patents and Pharmaceuticals - A Paper given on 29 November 2008 at the Presentation of the Directorate-General of Competition's Preliminary Report of the Pharma-sector Inquiry 21. FRAND: A Legal Analysis 22. Patent Trolls in Europe - Does Patent Law Require New Barriers? 23. Patent Thickets: A Paper for the European Patent Office Economic and Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) Meeting at the University of Leuven (26 September 2012) 24. Don't Attack Patent Law but Improve it 25. The Perfect Patent Court 26. To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate: That is the Question 27. Raising the Bar: A Mistaken Chimera? 28. Law and the Human Genome Project 29. In Honour of Rudiger Rogge 30. Abolish Patents? 31. Patent Litigation: Why Everyone Gets it Wrong and What Should We do? 32. The Community Patent or a European Patent Court? Is it Time to Choose? 33. The Harmonisation of Patent Litigation 34. Paper for the Ninth (Madrid) Symposium of the European Patent Judges 1998 35. Objectionable Narrowness of Claim, a 'Side Bar' Part V: Trade Marks 36. Trade Marks: Reality or Illusion? 37. Trade Marks and the Olympic Games Throughout the Years 38. Product Shape and Trade Dress: A Critical Analysis Part VI: Copyright 39. Parody and IP Claims: A Defence? - A Right to Parody? 40. The Globalisation of Copyright Part VII: Forewords and Prefaces 41. Foreword to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act 42. Foreword to Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings Hong Kong 43. Foreword to Software Patents Worldwide 44. Preface to Intellectual Property Rights and the EC Competition Rules 45. Foreword to Decisions of the UK Performing Rights Tribunal and Copyright Tribunal 1957 - 1996 46. Foreword to Trade Mark Law: A Practical Anatomy Part VIII: Personal 47. To Dieter Stauder: For his Festschrift 48. Speech at the CIPA President's Dinner on HMS Belfast , 3 June 2009 49. Mr Justice Jacob Interview for Managing Intellectual Property 50. Interrogatories Answered by the Treasurer 51. Three Little Ships (Treasurers ' Trip to New World, Jamestown) 52. On Going to the Bar 53. Thomas Blanco White QC 1915 - 2006: A Personal Reminiscence by Robin Jacob 54. Hugh Laddie Memorial 55. Sir Hugh Laddie Obituary 56. In Memoriam: Nicholas Pumfrey 57. Sir Nicholas Pumfrey 58. My Friend Cyril Part IX: Conclusion 59. Valedictory Remarks on the Retirement of the Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob

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  • publication date: 24/09/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781849465953
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9781849465953
  • weight: 976
  • ISBN10: 1849465959

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