Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past couple weeks that I haven’t addressed elsewhere.
-USPTO Director David Kappos announces his departure. [PatentlyO]
– . . . or perhaps his arrival? [IPWatchdog]
-IP law does not suffer from a want of commentators and bloggers. Even with the glut of opinion out there, every patent prosecutor should have Karen Hazzah‘s blog All Things Pros on their must-read list. There’s no better resource on how the USPTO is actually applying patent law and policy to applications. For example, her recent post on how the Board is interpreting functional computer claim elements is an excellent view of the Typhoon Touch case in action. [All Things Pros]
-Speaking of IP bloggers, you can vote for your favorite (nominee) in the ABA’s BLAWG 100 poll. [ABA]