Sunday, July 25, 2010

Legal Immigration, Yes: Illegal Immigration, No

This is a thoughtful posting by Glen J. Dalakian II about legal and illegal immigration in the United States:

Immigration is fine as long as it's legal | | Asbury Park Press

Obviousness as a Matter of Law e.g. in Trailer Hitch Locks: Wyers v. Master Lock Co. (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2010)

The Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) discusses Wyers v. Master Lock Co. (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2010), abstracting the posting as follows:
"Is 'obviousness' a question of law or fact? The rote answer is that it's both: it's a question of law based on underlying findings of fact. Drawing that line, however, can be tricky, especially when the jury issues a general verdict. In addition to addressing this issue, the case discussed below is also noteworthy due to its commentary on KSR on the subject of motivation to combine."
Read the full posting here.

Patents and Obviousness in English Courts and the European Patent Office: The Role of PSA (Problem and Solution Approach)

At Jacqueline Needle describes the Obviousness Approaches of the EPO [European Patent Office and The English Courts] and sets forth PSA (the Problem and Solution Approach to obviousness).

The Face of Law After Cyberlaw : What is on the Horizon? Button Down the Hatches!

Larry Downes, partner at the Bell-Mason Group,

in a posting at The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School

aptly titled After the cyberlaw deluge, another deluge

discusses the impact of the information revolution on law and the legal profession,

concluding: "it's lifetime employment for lawyers".

To see what's coming, read the article here.

The DiffBot Dashboard on Patent Law

Here is an interesting way to look at patent law developments: The DiffBot Dashboard on Patent Law at diffbot: dashboard home. Take a look for a 3-column presentation of patent news and postings from selected sources.

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