Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Tufty says Hello!

Hello, and a warm welcome to all.  This is the first post in what may (or may not) turn out to be many, and is intended to give you a little indication of what to expect from this weblog.  You may know that I was a member of the IPKat team.  Contrary to some impressions, I am not Jeremy Phillips, nor am I a fictional cat (the background photograph should make this fairly clear).  There are a select few people (some in very high places) who know who I am in real life, but to keep things interesting I will not let on for now.

As regular IPKat readers will already know, my interests lie primarily in issues relating to European and UK patent law, and typically those that relate to complicated and difficult areas of the subject.  This may not interest you, which is fine by me.  I make no apologies for the sometimes esoteric nature of the subject matter, but I hope that I can manage to make some more sense of the issues that interest, puzzle and frustrate me such that others can understand them better too.

As is the way with these things, you are very welcome to leave a comment on any post.  All comments will be moderated to remove any spam.  What I consider spam may vary.  If you wish to be offensive or merely snipe, you may find that you are not heard.  Again, I make no apologies.  This is my blog, not yours.  If you wish to have a private discussion with me, or suggests things to discuss, my email address is tuftythecat at gmail dot com.

And finally, the obligatory disclaimer.  I take no responsibility for what you decide to do after reading anything posted here.  Anything posted here does not constitute, and should not be taken as, legal advice.  While I will endeavour to ensure accuracy, I am only feline and errors can creep in occasionally.

Happy reading!



  1. I realise that this is a blog so printing is not top of the list of formating considerations - but the black background or lack of reformatted version for printing, makes the articles impossible to print. Which is a shame, because some of the longer articles contain many interesting points that warrant consideration and reading in hardcopy.

  2. Just changed it. Is that any better? Can't do anything about a reformatted version for printing, unfortunately.

  3. I quite liked the previous version, and found it easy enough to read, though I understand why some might not. But I don't like the new version, as I find the light blue background colour to be distractingly garish. Perhaps a darker shade of blue for the background would be better.

  4. I much prefer this to the blue background.