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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 Law.com 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. [...]

Internet Domain Landrush for Cameroon’s .cm Extension Moves to the Next Phase on August 1, 2009

By |2017-10-25T12:16:57-04:00July 30th, 2009|Cyberlaw, Internet Business|

The second phase of a three-phase .cm-domain acquisition opportunity is about to end, heralding the start of phase three. As background, the Republic of Cameroon in West Africa was assigned the country-code top-level Internet domain name (“ccTLD”) consisting of a dot followed by the letters CM, by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, one of the [...]

Homage to Paul Levinson

By |2009-08-09T17:50:09-04:00July 13th, 2009|General|

We talk about RealSpace in homage to Paul Levinson's book RealSpace: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age, On and Off Planet. According to Paul, Realspace "is about the need for full, face-to-face interaction with people and the world around us in the age of the Internet. It is about life before and [...]

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 http://hallingblog.com/thomas-jefferson-on-patents/ 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 [...]