Patently-O Bits and Bytes No. 27 April 10, 2008PatentDennis Crouch Five years ago, Ryan Grace proposed to his wife, and two hours later filed a patent application on his successful method. Now, Mr. Grace is a happily married patent attorney with an abandoned patent application. [BIO] The DataTreasury taking provision pulled from the Senate patent reform act. (Dow Jones) Arlen Specter pulled his support for the Senate patent reform act until the damage apportionment clause is mended. [CQ] New international site for patent searching: www.priorsmart.com The PTO is trying to figure out how to allow bulk PAIR downloads and is holding a web-meeting on April 30 at 2:00 CST. [Notice][Suggestions to PAIR_webcast@uspto.gov] USPTO Meetings: Design Patent Day: April 14 at the PTO Business Method Meeting: May 29 at the PTO. Recent Patent Law Jobs (Posted in the past two weeks): Contract Researcher (IDS Preparation) – Small Corporation – Telecommute Contractors – Law Firm – Whitestone, N.Y. Patent Agent/IP Technical Specialist – Law Firm – Irvine, Calif. Intellectual Property Attorney – Large Corporation – Overland Park, Kan. Patent Agent/Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va. Law Student Patent/Trademark Job – Law Firm – Maynard, Mass. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Durham, N.C. Patent Attorney/Portfolio Administrator – Law Firm – Bellevue, Wash. Technical Analyst – Small Corporation – Chicago, Ill. Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Redmond, Wash.