‘UK IP courts go virtual, as COVID-19 shutters courtrooms across the globe’

“The legal profession is lucky. Our jobs can be performed anywhere. All we need is a laptop and a phone. However, when it comes to litigation we still prefer our analogue world. We like the tactile nature of hard copy paper bundles that we mark-up and flag. We like walking into a courtroom where we can we see the whites of our opponent’s eyes, assess whether the judge is interested or annoyed at a line of argument and observe whether a witness is fidgeting in the box or making nervous glances at the lawyers …” (more)

[The IPKat, 30 March]

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