Lucasfilm invokes the force of Sumption QC in Star Wars showdown

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  • How totally bizarre that Sumption has been chosen. Great though he is, he's not an IP specialist. In fact, I've never heard of him doing an IP case. A real baptism of fire in the Supreme Court, it will be (back to Yoda speak).

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  • I have a bad feeling about this

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  • If the claim is successful and Ainsworth is struck down, he will become more powerful than Lucas could ever imagine.

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  • ooorrrrhhhhhhhh

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  • Agree Richard. Great barrister, not massive IP knowledge - Bloch must feel a bit peeved.
    Maybe Lucas thinks that it's a story in 3 parts with an overarching story arc - where are the Ewoks going to come from? I can imagine a reasonable line of argument - was the helmet created to fit into a particular creative vision for the film? I wonder if the answer would have been different if StarWars had been an edgy, avantegarde work?

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  • Han Sumption and Chewblocha..? Sumption gets all the best lines leaving the hapless sidekick to roar unintelligible comments?

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  • Ainsworth asked his mate Ackbar whether he should fight the claim in America, but was told that it was a trap.

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  • Thank you Lando for the mention. I also suggested to Obi Wan Ainsworth that the UK's Supreme Court was not going to be like 'shooting wamp rats in a T-16' either, but rather they should have considered the European Courts on the Forest Moon of Endor. Of course, that could turn out to be a trap too. (Although, at least on Endor, a tribe of friendly Euro-Ewoks might come to the rescue....)

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  • The Supreme Court? "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy". Sumption must be cautious.

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  • New carpets in Supreme Court enjoy they will.

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