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Aug 15, 2014

VC/DC: Security Standards and the Patent Problem

VC/DC examines the accident-prone intersection of policy and technology. This episode looks at continued efforts to reform a much-abused federal computer security law and what happens when computer-related patents are given too generously...

Aug 13, 2014

Mo’ money, less scrutiny: Why higher-paid examiners grant worse patents

Two law professors used a supercomputer to analyze patent applications against a database of examiner records and found that not only do grant rates increase with pay rates, but rejections for obviousness drop off sharply. Mo’ money, less scrutiny: W...

Aug 14, 2014

Redskins appeal ruling that voided trademarks

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Redskins filed an appeal on Thursday to overturn a U.S. government tribunal decision that canceled the NFL team's trademarks because the panel considered the name and logo disparaging to Native ... #Washington, D.C. #Virginia #Washington Redskins #National Football League #Patent and Trademark Office

Aug 12, 2014

Law students chase patent troll away from connected car start-up

Ready for some good news for a change on the patent troll front? Here's a start-up that was able to fight off a troll with the help of law students. Law students chase patent troll away from connected car start-up originally published by Gigaom , © c... #Washington, D.C. #Virginia #Washington Redskins #National Football League #Patent and Trademark Office

Aug 12, 2014

Law students chase patent troll away from connected car start-up

Ready for some good news for a change on the patent troll front? Here's a start-up that was able to fight off a troll with the help of law students. Law students chase patent troll away from connected car start-up originally published by Gigaom , © c... #Washington, D.C. #Virginia #Washington Redskins #National Football League #Patent and Trademark Office

Aug 13, 2014

Mo’ money, less scrutiny: Why higher-paid examiners grant worse patents

Two law professors used a supercomputer to analyze patent applications against a database of examiner records and found that not only do grant rates increase with pay rates, but rejections for obviousness drop off sharply. Mo’ money, less scrutiny: W... #Washington, D.C. #Virginia #Washington Redskins #National Football League #Patent and Trademark Office

Aug 05, 2014

'Cyber Guy' Keith Alexander Defends His Next Big Venture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in an era when former officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander raised eyebrows when he disclosed he is working on patents ... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Robert Mueller #Keith Alexander #National Security Agency

Aug 06, 2014

EFF shames our patent system with its ‘Stupid Patent of the Month’ series

In its bid to change patent law to effectively protect useful inventions and prevent trolls from taking advantage of the system, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has initiated a somewhat humorous “Stupid Patent of the Month” series in which i... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Robert Mueller #Keith Alexander #National Security Agency

Jul 30, 2014

In Brief: Deutsche Bank and UBS in US regulator inquiry

Germany's Deutsche Bank and Switzerland's UBS said they were caught up in an inquiry by US regulators, who are looking into whether broker-run stock exchanges gave an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders. The investment banks, which said on Tue... #Deutsche Bank #Dublin, Ireland #Bank of Ireland #Garda Siochana

Jul 26, 2014

Legal Counsel: Oklahoma law fights bad faith patent demand letters

By David M. Sullivan, For The Oklahoman On May 16, Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law an act that is designed to discourage bad faith allegations of patent infringement. Read more on NewsOK.co... #Deutsche Bank #Dublin, Ireland #Bank of Ireland #Garda Siochana