Here are several items that did not necessarily warrant a separate post, but are worth some attention:

  • Chicago blogger Evan Brown of Internet Cases recently participated in episode 16 of the This Week in the Law podcast with law blog luminaries Denise Howell (the host), Nicole Black, Marty Schwimmer and Ernie Svenson — click here for Brown’s post and a link to the podcast. Their lively discussion included numerous IP topics including: 
    • DMCA anticircumvention provisions;
    • ediscovery; and
    • the Viacom v. Google discovery issues (the parties ultimately agreed that the compelled user data could be produced anonymously).
  • Mike Atkins did a great series of post comparing the benefits of state and federal trademark registration — click here and here for the posts.  These posts are a great primer, if you want to understand the differences between and trade offs for state versus federal registration.
  • The John Marshall Law School has been included in the PTO’s new Law School Clinic Program.  Beginning this fall, second and third year John Marshall students will represent inventors in actual PTO proceedings.  This is a great opportunity for both the students and the inventors.  Click here for John Marshall’s press release about the new program.