I've just received notification that my application to become a formally fully chartered UK Patent Attorney has been accepted, the culmiation of many years of blood, tears, sweat, toil and stress. I may celebrate by leaving the bag in the teacup for an extra thirty seconds. But let's not get too hasty.
Part of this job, like any other, is keeping a finger on the pulse of what is going on in the larger industry - changes in laws, decisions in significant cases, and so on. This being the 21st Century, most of this now comes from blogs rather than old-timey printed journals. Anyway, for various reasons, I have Patent Attorney qualifications in multiple juristictions: The UK, Australia, and New Zealand (I'm an extremely special and unique snowflake). One of the main blogs I've