Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past couple weeks that I haven’t addressed elsewhere.
-Patents need a public relations intervention. The NYTimes and Ars Technica add to the growing pile of negative (software) patent stories, without much discussion of positives or solutions besides “get rid of them.” Gene Quinn attempts to refute Ars. [New York Times]
-I would argue the provision of the America Invents Act with the greatest impact on Applicant behavior will be USPTO Fee Setting Authority, which the Office is exercising to exquisite effect. Let’s hope they get to keep all their fees. And note fees just got a small bump on October 5 to account for inflation. [USPTO]
-The AIPLA Annual Meeting is approaching at the end of this month in Washington DC. Register by October 11 to be included in the participant list. And please drop me a line or say hello if you’re going to be there! [AIPLA]