Patently-O Bits and Bytes

  • Free Podcast: Professer Meurer (BU) discusses his book: Patent Failure and takes “a hard look at the American patent system and why many innovators consider this system and the institutions created to protect patents complete failures.”
  • Fashion Law: Boston globe article on fashion law and profile of Professor Suk (who wants to creat a new law protecting fashion). Suk’s point of view differs from Professors Sprigman and Raustiala who argue that piracy & knock-offs are good for the fashion industry.
  • I’m considering the following query: Is it possible to move from an invention-date-focused regime (FTI) to one that is filing-date-focused (FTF) in a way that is “validity neutral?”