Patently-O Bits and Bytes No. 327

  • Supreme Court: My sense is that Ariad v. Eli Lilly has essentially no shot for Supreme Court review unless the Ariad can do a great job of convincing the court that the written description requirement as applied is (1) new and (2) is severely detrimental to the patenting of breakthrough inventions and discoveries.
  • Supreme Court: A decision in Bilski is expected in the next 6 weeks – perhaps as soon as March 30.
  • Upcoming events:

    • I am traveling the next 10 days or so, but have pre-written a set of interesting (in my view) blog posts.
    • On the 25th and 26th of March, I'll be speaking at the Miami-based IP Law Summit (then to Disney with the kids…).
    • April 27th, I'll be speaking in New York at the Corporate IP Counsel Summit
    • On April 30, I'll be speaking in Kansas City at a KCMBA IP law event.
    • On May 20, the Federal Circuit is hosting its annual conference with an all-star lineup.
    • Statute of Anne: Two competing conferences are being held on the 300th anniversary of the Statute of Anne (the first copyright statute). (If I were turning 300, I'd want at least two parties.) The first is on March 27 at Cardozo Law School in New York [Link] and the second is on April 9-10 at Berkeley Law School [Link]. Professors Peter Jaszi (American) and Daniel Gervais (Vanderbilt) will be speaking at both events.