While I head out to watch Chicago’s adopted son, President-elect Barack Obama become the nation’s next president, I thought it was appropriate to provide some thoughts on where the new administration might lead the IP community.  I am an IP litigator and fortunate enough to be able to watch one of the most amazing spectacles of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power, but I do not pretend to be either a prognosticator or political expert.  So I will leave the predictions to those who feel qualified to make predictions:

[UPDATE:]  Duncan Bucknell’s weekly podcast, which is always worth your time, discussed how the Obama administration might impact US IP policy — click here to listen to it.