My former law firm MBHB just released its quarterly snippets Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law. A group of new associates started snippets around the time I started at the firm nine years ago (hard to believe). I have a short article in the newest volume discussing “Patent Data, Prior Art, and Operational Transparency at the USPTO.” Kevin Noonan of Patent Docs has written an interesting discussion of the advantages of trade secret protection (in certain situations). Other articles include (1) an international comparative analysis of software patents and (2) a discussion of some limits of KSR.
snippets 9:1, Table of Contents:
- Considerations for Software Patent Claims in the United States, Europe, and Canada by Michael S. Borella, Ph.D., Daniel R. Bestor and Alan W. Krantz
- Where (and Even When) Does KSR Belong in Obviousness Arguments? by Daniel P. Williams and Christopher D. Butts
- While Not Right for Every Invention, Trade Secret Protection Has Its Appeal by Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.
- Patent Data, Prior Art, and Operational Transparency at the USPTO by Dennis D. Crouch