• North Carolina reporter dismissed over allegations of plagiarism

    US News picked up an AP story on the dismissal of reporter Anne Blythe from the News & Observer over allegations of plagiarism.

    A post at the News & Observer on the matter included the text


    We are appending a note to each of these online stories (listed below) explaining that information was improperly taken from sources without attribution. We will add disclosures to any other stories that surface and are shown to have similar flaws.

    (…)

    While we rely on other writers and publications to inform our research and reporting process, we have an obligation to attribute facts and information that we glean from those sources and to ensure that the words we write and publish are our own.

    We take violations of our core values seriously, and I apologize to both our readers and to the writers and publications from whose work passages were taken.

    Robyn Tomlin

    Executive Editor

    Link: https://www.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article215128000.html#storylink=cpy

    As an example, a story initially published in June 2018 now includes the text:


    Editor’s Note: Since publication, the N&O has learned that passages from this story were taken in large part or in whole from ”Two Fyre Festival attendees just won $5 million for their trauma” by Vice News without attribution. This is a violation of our standards. We apologize to our readers.

    link: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article214130679.html

    Continue Reading ...
  • NYIPLA Files Amicus Brief Advocation for the Supreme Court to Clarify Article III Standing in Appeal from IPR Proceedings

    On Friday, July 20, 2018, the New York Intellectual Property Association (“NYIPLA”) filed an amicus brief arguing that the Petition for Writ of Certiorari should be granted in RPX Corp. v. ChanBond LLC, No. 17-1686. See the NYIPLA’s website for the full Brief of New York Intellectual Property  Law Association as Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party, RPX Corp. v. ChanBond LLC, No. 17-1686 (July 20, 2018). This case raises the important question of whether the Court of Appeals for the…

    Continue Reading ...
  • [UPDATED] The Patent-Antitrust Debate Annotated

    Professor Patterson’s antitrust essay has been updated.  I had inadvertently posted a draft version. ☹ – DDC

    = = =

    Guest Post by Professor Mark R. Patterson (Fordham)

    The past few months have seen a remarkable back-and-forth between Makan Delrahim, the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and attorneys both objecting to and supporting his views on standard-essential patents (SEPs) and standard-setting organizations (SSOs). For parties who are interested in this controversy but who do not have time to review and compare all the documents, I have annotated them, with Acrobat sticky notes keyed to highlighting of text.

    • Speech by Delrahim Nov 10 annotated
    • Letter from Industry Jan 24 annotated
    • Letter Commending Delrahim Feb 13 annotated
    • Speech by Delrahim Mar 16 annotated
    • Speech by Delrahim Apr 10 annotated
    • Letter to Delrahim May 17 annotated
    • Response by Delrahim May 18 annotated
    • Article by Willard Tom June 18 annotated

    To put my cards on the table, I am largely in agreement with AAG Delrahim’s critics, though I did not sign either of their letters.

    Continue reading [UPDATED] The Patent-Antitrust Debate Annotated at Patently-O.

    Continue Reading ...
  • Conference & CLE Calendar

    July 24, 2018 – “Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct and Unclean Hands in Patent Prosecution and Litigation” (Strafford) – 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) July 24, 2018 – “WesternGeco and Lost Profits: Fair Compensation for Domestic Infringement or Extrater…

    Continue Reading ...
  • 構成例

                            目次はこちら

    構成例

    (EXAMPLE….)
    $$ A first example of an arrangement in accordance with the present invention will now be described with additional reference to F…

    Continue Reading ...
  • CBS Sunday Morning cover story on 22 July 2018 is "How Rude!"

    Martha Teicher did the cover story on Sunday Morning on July 22, 2018 titled “How Rude!,” with a heavy dose of recent
    political commentary.

    In the following “Face the Nation” show, former secretary of state John Kerry was asked to respond to comments made by
    President Trump about former Vice President Biden during an interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor:


    In an exclusive interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor, the president said he would hold Vladimir Putin accountable because he’s Russia’s leader. Glor also asked him about the 2020 presidential election.

    Here is a part of their exchange:

    JEFF GLOR Let me ask you about 2020.

    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Okay.

    GLOR: Who do you think your Democratic opponent will be? Joe Biden says he’ll make a decision by January.

    TRUMP: Well, I dream, I dream about Biden. That’s a dream. Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I’d love to have it be Biden. I think I’d like to have any one of those people that we’re talking about…You know, there’s probably – the group of seven or eight right now. I’d really like to – I’d like to run against any one of them, but Biden never by himself could never do anything. President Obama took him, made him vice president and he was fine. But you go back and look at how he succeeded in running, when he ran two or three times, I don’t think he ever break — broke one. He was at the one or less level, 1 percent or less level.

    link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-joe-biden-dream-opponent-2020-election-jeff-glor-interview/

    Kerry declined to respond to the question asked, but did indicate Trump needed to address more significant issues.

    David Pogue did a story on the birth of Intel, which was incorporated on July 18, 1968. Noyce and Moore were mentioned, but there was no discussion of the story of the traitorous eight. Noyce was credited with inventing the integrated circuit, with no discussion of the debate about “who invented” the IC, or the patent wars thereon. There was mention of the quotes “don’t be encumbered by the past” and “only the paranoid survive.”

    The choice for Almanac was unusual, July 22, 1933, which marked the date of landing of Wiley Post at Roosevelt Field, following his round the world flight. Post had previously done a round the world flight, but in 1933 he completed the first SOLO flight.

    The moment of nature was at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge at Sanibel Island, Florida. Both an alligator and a snake were shown.
    Of the history:


    Jay Norwood Darling was instrumental in the effort to block the sale of a parcel of environmentally valuable land to developers on Sanibel Island. At Darling’s urging, President Harry S. Truman signed an Executive Order creating the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge in 1945.

    The refuge was renamed in 1967 in honor of the pioneer conservationist. The refuge consists of over 6,400 acres of mangrove forest, submerged seagrass beds, cordgrass marshes, and West Indian hardwood hammocks. Approximately 2,800 acres of the refuge are designated by Congress as a Federal Wilderness Area.

    The refuge was created to safeguard and enhance the pristine wildlife habitat of Sanibel Island, to protect endangered and threatened species, and to provide feeding, nesting, and roosting areas for migratory birds. Today, the refuge provides important habitat to over 245 species of birds.

    link:
    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/JN_Ding_Darling/about.html

    Continue Reading ...