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News, Notes & Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, happy birthday wishes to IPWatchdog.com for celebrating our 11th year online and a heartfelt thank you to all our readers. Additionally, the TiVo patent used to sue Echostar, the litigation at question in the en banc review at the Federal Circuit, survives reexamination at the USPTO. Professor Thomas Field (UNH) publishes the 21st edition of his IP casebook, which is now online in royalty free version; the USPTO is hosting the National Trademark Expo this Friday and Saturday on campus in Alexandria; the USPTO is hosting the 15th Annual Independent Inventors Conference on November 4-5, 2010, and I will be there teaching two sessions of patent claim drafting; US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke visits the USPTO and the AIPLA will host is Annual Meeting next week.

Foaming at the Mouth III: And Then Came Bilski

One reason I was quite interested in Bilski was because the Supreme Court (not surprisingly) ruled that the Federal Circuit’s “machine or transformation” test was too inflexible, much like the “teaching, suggestion and motivation” (TSM) test in KSR International v. Teleflex. So why my intense interest in the Supreme Court (aka the Judicial Mount Olympus) relegating the “machine or transformation” (aka MoT) test to “second class status” in Bilski? Besides the inanity of MoT as the sole test for patent-eligibility, I am interested because of Judge Sweet’s ill-advised reliance on MoT (now smitten by the thunderbolts from our Judicial Mount Olympus in Bilski) for invalidating Myriad’s method claims using its BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene sequence technology.

IPWatchdog Responds to Lawsuit

have retained the services of Hiscock & Barclay. Michael Oropallo has filed an appearance and is the lead attorney. In a nutshell, we moved to dismiss the case, with a Motion to Dismiss hearing scheduled for April 9, 2010. Not surprisingly, we also opposed ISC’s motion for preliminary injunction. Everything we filed can be found below, including declarations in support of both the motion to dismiss and our opposition to the preliminary injunction, voluminous exhibits and memos of law are below.

Hello Doctor, Can You Recommend a Good Doctor?

We do understand that the decision who to hire as your attorney is a very personal one, and you should make the selection carefully. At the same time it is at least a little insulting for individuals to ask us to recommend a patent attorney for them, as if they have already ruled out our services out of hand. It also is a big turn-off when it is clear that those who call or e-mail want us to read to them what we have written on our website.

The Business of Blogging: A Tutorial for Would-be Bloggers

The likely success of any e-Business (and that includes the business of blogging) is evaluated by the amount of traffic a website will generate. Generally speaking, there are two important components of traffic: (1) the number of visitors that can be expected to be attracted to a site; and (2) the number of users that can be expected to return to the site over time.

IPWatchdog.com Year End Results for 2009

Later today my patent wishes for the New Year will be posted, which I realize are a little late, but I decided to take some time off over the holidays, visit family, have family visit and enjoy as much pro and college football as possible!  Before I turn the page on 2009 and look head to 2010, I wanted to…

IPWatchdog Selected as Top 100 Blog by ABA Journal

I am pleased to let everyone know that the ABA Journal has selected the IPWatchdog Blog as one of the top 100 best websites by lawyers, for lawyers. Late yesterday I received the e-mail from the ABA Journal informing me that IPWatchdog.com was included in the 2009 ABA Journal Blawg 100. Now it is time to vote your favorites in…

The New Look Technorati and Technorati Authority

Earlier this month Technorati underwent an extreme makeover of sorts, not only with respect to the site design, but also with respect to how blogs are ranked.  Technorati is now the fifth largest social media property, still well behind Facebook.com and MySpace.com, but somewhat surprisingly ahead of Twitter.com and Digg.com.  The new Technorati not only focuses on trying to provide…

Happy Birthday to Us! IPWatchdog.com turns 10!

It is almost difficult to believe that 10 years ago today IPWatchdog.com first launched.  At the time I was living in Orlando, Florida, and had just embarked upon what I had hoped would be a career as a full-time law school professor.  Things didn’t quite go according to plan on that front, but through all my travels, teaching at various…

IPWatchdog.com Over 5,000,000 Page Views in June 2009

It was not very easy this month to come up with good statistics relating to traffic to IPWatchdog.com.  In an effort to focus on business, I decided to try and move the site to a fully managed server.  The thought was if something went wrong it could be addressed immediately by those who do this sort of thing for a…

IPWatchdog.com Over 1,000,000 Page Views in May 2009

I am pleased to report our May 2009 statistics, which show that we had over 1,000,000 pages viewed during the month! Just last month I was excited that we were closing in on half a million page views a month, and in May we had a grand total of 1,190,168 page views, for our greatest total of pages viewed since…

IPWatchdog.com Statistics for April 2009

I am pleased to report our April 2009 statistics, which show what is probably fair to say is our second best monthly traffic totals since IPWatchdog.com went live in October 1999. I say “probably” because we had about 10,000 fewer unique visitors in April when compared to March, but the total number of pages viewed in April was more than…

IPWatchdog.com Statistics for March 2009

I am pleased to report that March 2009 was the best month in terms of traffic since IPWatchdog.com went live in October 1999.  It is hard to believe we are closing in on our 10th birthday, but all is well, good and growing, which is nice indeed.  In any event, here are the numbers: