I want to wish everyone a Happy Festivus. In case you don’t remember the history of Festivus from the show "Seinfeld," Frank Costanza went to buy a doll for his son one Christmas. He went to reach for the last one at the same time as another man and as Frank rained blows upon him, [...]

For everyone who’s wished they had a patent on something ubiquitous, there was a recent article on Bill Holloway who has a patent on a formula for water – and four more pending. About this point, you’re thinking: "Isn’t the formula H20?" Apparently, the company Penta is the leading pure-water company at health food stores. [...]

A proposal in Arizona to allow universities to enter partnerships with corporations was defeated despite no organized opposition and widespread support from prominent groups and top elected officials from both political parties. The proposition, defeated 52 to 48%, was to amend the Arizona Constitution, which prohibits the state government from becoming a shareholder or joint [...]

As many know, I have started publishing a newsletter back in 1997 when I was still in-house patent counsel at the University of Cincinnati.  Basically, I wrote a collection of news items and updates on intellectual property and licensing issues and, when I collected 10 or 12 or so, I emailed it out in the [...]