Bill's Blog

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

More On Patents

I've already posted about the state of the Patent system in the U.S. a couple times, but found a few other items worthy of posting.

The Smoking Gun, a website that "brings you exclusive documents--cool, confidential, quirky--that can't be found elsewhere on the Web", has a page up called "Plumbing the Patent Files". The page features a "sampling of kooky, classic, and bizarre patent filings" and is well worth a look.

I found a couple articles on CNET that discuss the patent system. Michael Kanellos wrote about how the Patent System's Problems Defy Easy Solutions in his column last week. Last month, he did an article on Patent-hoarding companies, Staking a Claim in the Patent Gold Mine. Both are good write-ups and it looks like he is linking them together in a series so there should be more up ahead.

Some other things of interest from the last few weeks:

Contra Costa Times: Research Schools Wary of Patent System Reform

The Register: Fortinet Loses Anti-Virus Patent Ruling

Market Wire: TCS Adds GSM Network E9-1-1 Patent to Its Expanding Portfolio

FCW: Patent Examiners Battle Stress

Tags: , , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home