IP law wiki off the starting blocks

By Nick Holmes on August 3, 2007
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Filed under Intellectual property, Law publishing, Wikis

Jeremy Phillips has posted on the IPKat about the exciting proposed development of an IP Law Wiki which has already gained some traction with the proposal for funding a feasibility study already under way.

Most interesting for me is the comment that:

if – as seems likely – [the feasibility study is successful], it will then be adopted by a consortium of private practice law and IP practices who would share out the work of maintaining it and who would fund it out of the savings that would be made in their library and information spend. [my italics]

So the prospect is that a number of large accounts would cancel their paid subscriptions to IP law information services and, since it is intended the IP Law Wiki would be public access, many more would soon follow.