This Kat has now woken up from his winter slumber.  Let’s see what happened in the IP blogosphere during the first week of 2022:- 


The Kluwer Copyright Blog wrote about the EU concept of work in relation to football matches (see here) and the possible sources of originality in the filming and broadcasting of the match (see here). 



In the United States, PatentlyO reported that Apotex Inc. recently issued a petition for writ of certiorari in the case of Apotex Inc. v Cephalon, Inc., asking the Supreme Court to revisit motivation to combine, obvious to try and whether the non-obvious contribution needs to be an improvement over the prior art. 


The TechnoLlama provided an interesting discussion of virtual property in the Metaverse.

As per tradition, the TTABloggerset out ten decisions (here and here) that it considered to be the most important and/or most interesting in the United States for the year 2021.

Turning over to India, SpicyIP looked back at India’s top IP developments in 2021.  These were divided into three categories, i.e. top IP Judgments/Orders (Topicality/Impact), top IP Judgments/Orders (Jurisdiction/Legal Lucidity), and other IP developments.

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