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Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

National Journal.com - Tech Daily Dose: Juliana Gruenwald highlights two recent and conflicting reports on the impact intellectual property has on American businesses and learns that varying parties have various views on the matter. In her related piece, Dueling Studies On World IP Day, Gruenwald writes:

By |2010-04-27T10:00:19-07:00April 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ryobi Pays Price For Not Licensing Saw Safety IP

Bloomberg - BusinessWeek.com: Victoria Slind-Flor reports on a week's worth of worthy intellectual property news in her topical piece, Ryobi, Apple, Rio Tinto: Intellectual Property (Update1). Here's her take on one case of a company *not* licensing potentially finger-saving technology and paying the price anyway after the fact:

By |2010-03-23T10:21:05-07:00March 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

USPTO Examiners Denying Patents At An Alarming Rate

The Patent Prospector: Looks like Stephen Albainy-Jenei over at PatentBaristas.com isn't the only one enlisting the aid of guest authors to pad the size of their blog. The Patent Hawk recently invited a fellow sharp wit to examine the trend of increased patent allowances by the USPTO and there's plenty of evidence to support John M. DeBoer's assertions that stinginess is the new name of the patent game. From DeBoer's guest author post, Debunking In Re Keller, we learn more about the new-found examiners' penurious behavior:

By |2010-03-22T11:27:56-07:00March 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Software Pirates Revel In Notoriety: Software Manufacturers Not So Much Anymore

ArsTechnica.com: What's in a word? Well, if the word in question is "piracy" as it relates to copyrighted files and those that use them in unlawful ways, plenty. In a recent piece, Nate Anderson takes a look at the vilification of file copying by rights owners and the strong identification with the term "pirate" by those who believe they have every right to copy their files, such as music, in any way they see fit. From Anderson's "Piracy" sounds too sexy, say rightsholders we learn how sailing the seven seas of the Internet while flying the Jolly Roger is changing:

By |2010-03-19T12:28:02-07:00March 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Aren’t Genetic Sequences Protected Like Radio Frequency Bandwaves?

CNN Money - Fortune: While doing his best to harvest traffic via Google by mentioning a superstar pop figure, David Ewing Duncan also manages to address an item of greater importance: patenting human genetic sequences. In his catchily titled piece, What DNA, Patents and Lady Gaga have in common, Ewing Duncan writes on why genetics should be treated more like radio frequencies than better mousetraps:

By |2010-03-18T12:50:25-07:00March 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments