Judges seem to be in the news. On a serious note, the new President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, has called for court judgments to be clearer and more concise. Hear, hear, says IP Draughts. English High Court judgments are becoming incredibly long. Some judges in the Patents Court are guilty of this – you know who you are!
Meanwhile, Lord Justice Leveson is being criticised in the UK press for accepting an offer of an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia for him and his missus, so that he can give a talk on privacy laws at Sydney’s University of Technology. IP Draughts has solemnly promised his wife that, if any Australian university cares to offer him an expenses-paid trip for two Down Under, he will stoically bear any public opprobrium that may arise.
Finally, IP Draughts is saddened to hear that Lord Judge, the senior judge in England and Wales, is retiring. Can readers think of any other people in public life whose name so beautifully matches their occupation? The fictional Major Major doesn’t count!