Doug Lichtman, a Professor of Law at UCLA, has alerted us to the fact that he sat down this past weekend with Professor Rob Merges from Berkeley and Professor John Duffy from GW, and they recorded a one-hour audio podcast about Bilski.  They have posted it for free, and in downloadable form, on the Web. [...]

The Center for American and International Law is holding its 46th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law (CAILAW) at its headquarters in Plano on November 10-11, 2008. From 3:30pm-4:15pm on November 10, I will be part of a law blogger panel “All the News That’s Fit to Blawg,” which asks whether or not bloggers are [...]

John J. Doll, Commissioner for Patents, US Patent & Trademark Office, talked today at the BIO Intellectual Property Counsel Committee’s Fall Conference and Committee Meeting, a group with a very keen sense of the importance of patents. He livened up the discussion in extolling that “We [the Patent Office] don’t have a standard so we’d [...]

In a session on Case Law Updates, a panel discussion at the the BIO Intellectual Property Counsel Committee’s Fall Conference and Committee Meeting brought up that there was previously a lot of attention on infringement but lately it has been off radar except for joint joint infringement. Joint infringement comes up as a big issue [...]

In a session on Case Law Updates at the the BIO Intellectual Property Counsel Committee’s Fall Conference and Committee Meeting, Chad Shear led a panel discussion with John Dragseth and Dr. John Garvish through a discussion of Bilski and how we got to Bilski.  The case, involved a patent application seeking exclusive rights to a [...]

Editor-in-Chief Barista, Stephen Jenei, will be live-blogging the BIO Intellectual Property Counsel Committee’s Fall Conference and Committee Meeting on Oct. 20-22, 2008, at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Orlando, Florida. The Conference should be an excellent opportunity for BIO members to hear, listen, and learn about current and projected topics related to biotechnology [...]

There has been a lot of activity at the Supreme Court and at the PTO in the last year. The increase in litigation increases the cost of pursuing patents and the serious pitfalls companies will face if they are not careful. It doesn’t take the Amazing Kreskin to realize that the PTO is rejecting a [...]

With billions of dollars at stake as global business practices are scrutinized in the United States, the EU, and Asia, the challenges and consequences could not be greater for high-tech companies. The competition issues raised require detailed analysis of fast-moving areas of technology, such as the Internet, computer software and hardware, platform competition and technology [...]