November 2009
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Thanksgiving at the Vatican, The John Paul Years

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The People’s Republic of Brooklyn

“All your property rights are belong to us!”

Thanks to the socialist wing of our highest court, the language of the Fifth Amendment has been perverted to include economic development as a justifiable reason for disregarding private property rights.  In the latest episode of “how can the government make sex to me, without even buying [...]

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Patent Language: “The Present Invention” versus “An Embodiment of the Present Invention”

If you spend any time reading patent applications, two things will probably become apparent to you:  1) you probably need to find a hobby or five to take up more of your time; and 2) sometimes it may seem like patent applications are written in some kind of strange, overly complicated, almost alien language.  Usually, [...]

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File under “Lamest.  Publicity.  Stunts.  Ever.”

A federal lawsuit was filed this week in the Southern District of Florida, alleging violation of the Trademark Protection Act (source).  I would just like to refer the filing attorney, Juan Abogado, to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11.

This post was originally published on The Tactical IP Blog.

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Movie Night

Happy Friday, IP enthusiasts!  I thought it might be interesting to celebrate the end of this hard-fought work week with a movie recommendation.  So stop by your local movie rental establishment, or add this one to the top of your Netflix queue, nuke a bowl of popcorn, sit back, relax, and enjoy this flick.

Primer (2004) [...]

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Anonymous Hooker Blogger Outed

If you’re a fan of Showtime‘s adult series “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” (or even if you aren’t), you may be interested to know that the real-life anonymous author of the blog and book that inspired the series went public earlier this week.  (Source)

Dr. Brooke Magnanti, Ph.D. in informatics, epidemiology and forensic science, in [...]

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Sounds like a conversation with my wife…

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Album: “Who We Are” by Lifehouse

These guys have really been dragging ass on their fifth album.  The first single, “Halfway Gone,” released in late October.  Hopefully this means that we’re getting close.

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Patently-O’s First-to-File Survey

Professor Dennis CrouchUniversity of MissouriSchool of Law

Not that I want to club anyone to death with stories about first-to-file patent reform, but given that Director Kappos has begun beating the patent reform drum, it’s becoming more important that all the facts are known.  Up to now, there really hasn’t been any consensus on whether [...]

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g33k chicks are awesome

"Jabba’s barge has a pretty chill after party.  Yeah, we’re just kickin’ back drinking a few Supernovas and gettin’ a tan."

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