PATENT PROSECUTION: In a couple of weeks, I will be taking part in Dunes CLE’s course on Patent Prosecution at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Hope to see you there April 6 and 7. LINK.
Boris Umansky of Davis McGrath has finally released his blog, IP Legal Lounge. Boris writes about Chicago area decisions relating to trademark, copyright, etc. Today’s topic — Wrestling.
History of Patent Injunctions: Although not directed at the eBay case, Michigan professor Adam Mossoff has just released his article on the history of patent protection. This is important because in eBay, the Supreme Court may focus on what equitable relief means in the context of patent injunctions. Professor Mossoff finds that historically (18th & 19th century), patents have been treated as property rights and were accorded “special treatment” regardless of whether damages would adequately compensate the patent holder for infringement. Read Mossoff’s Paper Here.
Stephen Nipper discusses a new way to download patent documents here.