Professor Lichtman has introduced a new IPColloquium podcast: A chat between the UCLA law professor and Chief Judge Rader. The podcast is setup to provide free CLE for many states. [Link]
10% discount for Patently-O readers at the IBC Legal Conference in London on “Standards & Patents.” Nov. 16–17, 2010. Discount Code: KW8099PTBG. [Link]
Nov 8: Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Costco v. Omega. The case involves the concept of copyright exhaustion in the international context. The decision will likely directly impact the parallel patent law doctrine.
Nov 9: The Federal Circuit will hear en banc oral arguments on two cases: (1) Therasense v. BD (rethinking the law of inequitale conduct); and (2) TiVo v. EchoStar (post-judgment treatment of modified product-lines).
Satellite Offices are currently under consideration at the USPTO. In some recent statements, Commerce Secretary Locke suggested that Detroit may a chosen spot. [Link] I contacted PTO officials who indicated that no final decisions had been made, but that some announcement may be forthcoming this calendar year. I expect that some cities are seriously lobbying at this point.