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Taxes due and so is Patent Reform

For those of you who haven't heard or somehow forgot, there's an important Patent Reform Conference being held at Berkeley on April 15-16th. As you may recall, last fall the FTC came out with a report that made a slew of interesting suggestions for fixing the problem of patent quality and resulting anti-innovative and anticompetitive activities. (See below at Oct. 29, 2003). The National Academy of Sciences has also made recommendations, which I cannot comment upon because I haven't read them yet. Read more » about Taxes due and so is Patent Reform

More bile for Ashcroft- Court rules on Motion to Dismiss in Golan v. Ashcroft

District Judge Lewis T. Babcock granted in part and denied in part the Government's Motion to Dismiss. Here's the opinion. The Court dismissed Count IV, challenging the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, holding that the Supreme Court's decision in Eldred rejected the theory pleaded in the Amended Complaint, based on Justice Breyer's dissent. (We beg to differ). The Court refused to dismiss any of the Counts challenging Copyright Restoration under the Uruguay Round Agreement Act. Read more » about More bile for Ashcroft- Court rules on Motion to Dismiss in Golan v. Ashcroft

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