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Gerry Elman blogs on the Stanford Alumni Association’s “What to Read”

By |2009-11-27T15:50:33-04:00November 27th, 2009|Intellectual Property|

Gerry Elman, who's also the webmaster for the Stanford Club of Philadelphia, has recently been recruited to serve as a regular blogger at the Stanford Alumni Association's new site called "What to Read." Gerry's first posting there is about Paul Levinson's time-travel novel The Plot to Save Socrates. C'mon over, visit, and leave a Comment.

Should a patent claim be longer than a single sentence?

By |2009-09-19T10:23:06-04:00September 19th, 2009|Patent|

Yesterday, Philadelphia patent attorney Stephen Schott posted the following on Prof. Dennis Crouch's Patently-O blog, An Appeal to the New Patent Office Director: Repeal the Single Sentence Rule, arguing for a change in the rule that each claim in a U.S. patent can be no longer than a single (run-on) sentence. Gerry Elman's reply to [...]

PTO Director Kappos supports “compact prosecution”

By |2009-08-25T20:16:50-04:00August 25th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Back in the mid-1960s, the Patent Office introduced the practice of "compact prosecution." These days it's entombed in MPEP § 2106(II). Says that section of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure: It is essential that patent applicants obtain a prompt yet complete examination of their applications. Under the principles of compact prosecution, each claim should [...]

David Kappos swearing in as Under Secretary of Commerce and US PTO Director on Thursday, August 13 at 12:30 PM

By |2009-08-30T19:19:53-04:00August 12th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Tomorrow, U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke will deliver remarks and administer the oath of office to David Kappos, new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, Kappos will take control of an office that provides incentives to encourage [...]

Commerce Secretary Locke’s Statement on Kappos’ Confirmation as PTO Director

By |2009-08-09T13:42:48-04:00August 7th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Friday, August 7, 2009 Locke Statement on Confirmation of David Kappos as Patent and Trade[mark] Director WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today confirmed David Kappos as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued [...]

Trademark Infringement by a Car Salesman?

By |2019-05-28T12:16:01-04:00August 7th, 2009|Intellectual Property|

From Legal Blog Watch Posted by Carolyn Elefant on August 5, 2009 at 04:20 PM Dewey, Cheatem & Howe Makes Appearance in Loan Fraud Case "Do we cheat them, and how!" may have been the motto of the two former Mitsubishi dealership employees recently sentenced to prison for a massive fraud in which unsophisticated [...]

Use AIPLA’s Web Tool to Urge the Senate to Confirm David Kappos NOW as Director of the US PTO

By |2019-05-28T12:16:19-04:00August 5th, 2009|Associations, Intellectual Property, Patent|

This is an American Intellectual Property Law Ass'n (AIPLA) Action Alert: Help Confirm David Kappos as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office "As an IP professional, you know that we need consistent and stable leadership at the USPTO.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider the nomination tomorrow and the entire U.S. [...]

Thomas Jefferson, patents, moose, cyberspace mashup

By |2009-07-20T23:19:59-04:00July 13th, 2009|Cyberlaw, Patent|

From a posting on Dale B. Halling's blog State of Innovation at Thomas Jefferson on Patents “The fact is that one new idea leads to another, that to a third, and so on through a course of time until someone, with whom no one of these ideas was original, combines all together, and produces [...]

Patents stifle innovation ???

By |2019-03-11T12:29:00-04:00July 10th, 2009|Patent Legislation|

After reading Mike Masnick’s story in TechDirt complaining about the bad effect on the economy of Toyota patents on hybrids, I posted some Comments responding to it on their site. Here is what I’ve said so far: 57. In a dynamic economic system, patents are a good thing by TechLaw_Elman (profile) - Jul 9th, 2009 [...]