1 The Intellectual Property Institute is holding a meeting in London on the afternoon of 18 June at which the speaker is James Wallace (Wiley Rein LLP, USA). The title of his talk is "The Blackberry Patent Case (NTP v RTM): How NTP Got US$612.5 Million". Further details will be posted in full as soon as they are available. PatLit hopes to have someone on hand to cover the talk and write a report on it for those who cannot attend.
2 Over the past day or so PatLit has started receiving rather nice emails from readers through the weblog's Google Group. I circulated the first two, not realising that they would encourage more. Believing that it would not be wise to clog readers' emails with even the most welcome of valedictory messages concerning the blog, I have taken an executive decision not to circulate any more of them. Nonetheless on behalf of the PatLit team I'd just like to say "thanks" to those of you have taken the trouble to put in writing your expressions of encouragement and support -- they make all the effort worthwhile.