The effervescent Blawg Review Editor has asked Patent Baristas to host the next Blawg Review .  Having to follow the last review with the theme Nelson Mandela Day, everything I say will seem slightly more trite. In the interest of God, Country and mercy, please send me your suggested additions to Blawg Review #313, which […]

The Sherley v. Sebelius lawsuit challenging U.S. funding for human embryonic stem-cell studies was dismissed by a federal judge after an appeals court found the government-backed research is probably lawful. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, chief of the federal court in Washington, last year said the lawsuit was likely to succeed and ordered a stop […]

The Indian patents system, having its seeds laid in the British era (1852) and undergoing sporadic replantations (the 1912, 1970, 2005 Patents Act & amendments), was appearing to grow tall and bear fruits until a noticeable downfall last year. It was surprising and interesting to note the sudden decline in the patents filed, examined and […]

The India-US Business Network (IUSBN) was created in April, 2010 as a non-profit, membership-based entity, and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The vision of the IUSBN is to create profitable and sustainable commercial alliances, and to foster business transactions between socially responsible enterprises in India and the United States.  Please visit our website to […]

A Practitioner from a Leading U.S. Law Firm sent in a screen capture of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s login screen for Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. I find some interest that the site shows a bit of an international flavor in the use of Arabic characters.  The full image is here:  PAIR […]

At an event co-sponsored by the US Patent and Trademark Office, The Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Biojudiciary Project,  David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office gave a speech on “From Chakrabarty to Today. Kappos remarked that there is no question that […]

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette , D-CO, and Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa, reintroduced legislation to support embryonic stem cell research.  The representatives are co-sponsoring the Stem Cell Research Advancement Act of 2011, H.R. 2376. The bill would codify the National Institutes of Health’s guidelines for carrying out all stem-cell research and require the NIH to review […]