Notes from HTLI Conference on Defending Against Patent Risk

By Eric Goldman A couple weeks ago, the High Tech Law Institute and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology co-sponsored a major conference on the evolving patent ecosystem, called “Defense 2.0: New Strategies for Reducing Patent Risk.” We had…

Q3 2011 Quick Links, Part 5

By Eric Goldman See the other quick links posts in this series: * Q3 2011 Quick Links, Part 4 * Q3 2011 Quick Links, Part 3 * Q3 2011 Quick Links, Part 2 (Trademarks/Domain Names Edition) * Q3 2011 Quick…

Patent Conference Announcement, SCU, Oct. 14 (July-Aug. 2011 Quick Links, Part 3)

By Eric Goldman Over the past few months, we’ve seen some dramatic–and expensive–evidence that the patent system is out-of-control. Feeling outgunned in the smartphone space by big players with larger patent portfolios, Google has been on the prowl for bulk…

Judge Rader Talk Recap

By Eric Goldman Last week, we had Chief Judge Rader of the Federal Circuit on campus for a lunchtime talk to a capacity crowd. Judge Rader is always an entertaining speaker, and he is typically more willing to publicly discuss…

Jan.-Feb. 2011 Quick Links, Part 4

By Eric Goldman Internet Freedom * The EFF points out the inconsistency between Hillary Clinton’s speech championing Internet freedom abroad when our own US government has gone rogue on its own citizens, including unlawful domain name seizures and an obsessive…

First Sale and Exhaustion Doctrines in IP Conference, Nov. 5, SCU

By Eric Goldman I’ve mentioned our First Sale and Exhaustion in IP conference before, but now it’s less than 3 weeks away. If you were thinking about coming, now is a good time to confirm your spot. As regular readers…

Utah Passes Nation’s First (?) Bioprospecting Regulation

By Eric Goldman The Utah legislature has passed SB 51, the “Utah Bioprospecting Act,” which requires a government-issued license (which presumably will include a royalty cut for the state) before engaging in bioprospecting on government lands not owned by the…

Q3 2009 Quick Links, Part 4

By Eric Goldman Spam * Ars Technica: “a disturbing number of e-mail users respond to spam, and not just because they’re dumb—some of them did so because they were actually interested in the product or service.” I collected some empirical…

“Sources of Uncertainty in Patent Litigation” Conference, SCU, Sept. 25

By Eric Goldman I’m pleased to announce the upcoming conference, Sources of Uncertainty in Patent Litigation, co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. The conference will be September 25, 1:00-6:15, on the SCU campus….

State of the Net West Recap

By Eric Goldman Yesterday, the High Tech Law Institute and the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus co-sponsored the Third Annual State of the Net West event at Santa Clara University. The featured participants were 3 members of Congress…