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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

By |2019-05-04T13:14:26-04:00January 1st, 2011|Events, Intellectual Property, Patent Legislation|

World Technology Network During the past year, Elman Technology Law, P.C. (“ETL”) sponsored two programs of the World Technology Network.  Earlier this month, we participated in a World Technology Summit, an annual event that I first attended in London in 2001 as a founding member of the WTN.  Each Summit is a two-day conference with [...]

Guest Post: Physicists convert information into energy – info is physical (Greg Aharonian)

By |2010-11-22T13:27:49-04:00November 19th, 2010|Patent|

ALL references to "information" in patent claims should never, ever, never, ever again get 101 rejections for not manipulating something physical. And ALL references to "data" should equally never, ever, never, ever get 101 rejections as well, given the relational connection between data and information. It's all physical - it's all technical.

Department of Justice, FTC, and US Patent and Trademark Office to Hold Workshop on Promoting Innovation

By |2019-05-28T12:27:53-04:00May 10th, 2010|Antitrust, Events, Patent, Patent Legislation|

Workshop on May 26 to Explore the Intersection of Patent Policy and Competition Policy and its Implications for Promoting Innovation WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop on the [...]

What Subject Matter is Patentable?

By |2018-12-20T10:50:04-04:00April 29th, 2010|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Reading Myriad Genetics While Waiting For Bilski. Why is this molecule different from all other molecules? By Gerry J. Elman1 As I write on April 29, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t yet issued its anxiously-awaited decision in the Bilski2 case. This case is to determine the whether a particular business-related method is outside the [...]

April 26th: World Intellectual Property Day

By |2017-10-25T11:29:41-04:00April 25th, 2010|Intellectual Property|

Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with us! For the past ten years, April 26th has been set aside to commemorate the value that intellectual property provides to the world economy and well-being. The day this year also marks the 40th anniversary of the effective date of the International Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization [...]

PBS Newshour gives a balanced report on the gene patenting debate

By |2010-04-08T22:29:03-04:00April 8th, 2010|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Excerpt from transcript of April 2, 2010 PBS Newshour: A major goal of modern health science has been to identify the links between our genes and disease, to assess risk, and to find treatments and cures. Over the last two decades, university researchers and a multibillion dollar biotech industry have expanded the study of the [...]

Getting Beyond the ACLU and Public Patent Foundation’s Anti-Gene-Patent Grandstanding

By |2018-12-20T10:51:51-04:00February 28th, 2010|Events, Intellectual Property, Patent|

by Scott Rylan Powell and Gerry J. Elman† In New York City on October 20, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union  (“ACLU") hosted a screening of In The Family, a documentary on the emotional turmoil experienced by people across the nation who carry certain mutations along the Breast Cancer 1 and 2 ("BRCA") genes. Everyone [...]

USPTO launches bimonthly for Independent Inventors

By |2010-02-23T09:23:11-04:00February 23rd, 2010|Intellectual Property, Inventing, Patent|

The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has just published the first issue of Inventors Eye, a new electronic publication for and about America’s independent and small entity inventor community. Inventors Eye will appear every other month. Each issue is expected to feature tips on working with the USPTO; events, organizations and meetings of interest to [...]