12 FOR 2012

Here is a link to the materials from last night's IP presentation at the Brewhouse.

Thanks to all those who came, and especially to those who helped close it down.

Upcoming IP Seminar in Norwalk, CT

I will be hosting a seminar at The Brewhouse Restaurant - 13 Marshall Street, Norwalk, CT, Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The program is entitled:

12 for 2012: 12 Things Every Business Needs To Know About IP This Year -

12 key factors to consider in your IP strategy for 2012. Summarized in 12 slides within 48 minutes, with a 12 minute Q&A.

Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Topics will include:

The impact of the America Invents Act on IP Strategy;

The advantages and disadvantages of IP licenses and sales;

How to adapt to 2011 case law hostile to rights owners;

The powerful branding trick used by the world’s most successful brand owners;

The real reason copyright registration is important; and

What to expect now that SOPA is dead.

If you are interested, please register at :www.foxrothschild.com/events/eventDetail.aspx

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

 

 

The Death of False Marking

Good post by Paul Morgan on PatentlyO concerning the death of false marking litigation and ongoing importance of patent marking.

PATENTLY ABSURD

Here's a link to a cogent editorial from the Economist regarding Congress' decision to continue to divert PTO funds. The editors agree with the thesis of my April 26 post, that this is simply absurd.

Real Progress on Patent Reform?

Here's a link to an entertaining White House video featuring Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discussing the need to improve efficiency in the Patent Office.  If the PTO can meet Mr. Goolsbee's goals and something like the America Invents Act  becomes law, the system should start to get much better soon.