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An obvious observation about obviousness

Case Comment

The law of patents is not always patently clear, but one point is obvious. The question of obviousness is not one that admits of endless elaboration. It is, in fact, obvious. In a judgment handed down yesterday, MedImmune Ltd v Novartis Pharm…

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ICLR links up with BAILII

A small link for a mouse but a giant leap forward for users of both ICLR Online and BAILII. Launched on 1 October 2012, the start of the new legal term, a new feature of ICLR’s online case law database now enables subscribers to link directly…

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The ICLR at the IBA in Dublin (3)

International Bar Association

The 20 per cent discount on all ICLR products being offered to delegates at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Dublin has been proving very popular with the delegates stopping by at our stand in the exhibition hall.We have two dem…

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The ICLR at the IBA in Dublin (2)

International Bar Association

The fact that Dublin has been flooded with five thousand lawyers attending the IBA annual conference has not escaped the notice of our taxi drivers. To a man they are, or believe themselves to be, the soul of wit (though not always with the proverbial …

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The ICLR at the IBA in Dublin

English case law has, by virtue of its persuasive standing in other common law jurisdictions, an appealing quality for many of the five thousand odd delegates at the International Bar Association’s annual conference. The fact that the ICLR is offe…

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BabyBarista – Big cats at the Bar

An older barrister was in chambers this morning questioning HeadClerk about why he hadn’t had any decent briefs in the last few months.“Very sad to see,” whispered OldSmoothie. “He used to be the very best there was but for whatever reason, sol…

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