Here are several IP-related stories and news items that I found valuable or interesting:

  • The Maryland IP Law Blog reports that Patent Secrecy Act activity was down in 2008, with a significant reduction in issuance of new secrecy orders — down to 68 in 2008 from 128 in 2009 — and existing secrecy orders down about .5% to 5,023 total in FY 2008 — click here to read the post.
  • Daily Writing Tips warns against genericide — the death of a trademark caused by using the mark as a generic term — and gives numerous examples.
  • A sincere thank you to Patent Baristas; Rush on Business; and Securing Innovation.  I do not buy into the blog awards  or best blog lists, but it is an honor  to be nominated for Blawg Review of the year by such accomplished bloggers and lawyers.  My 2008 Blawg Review was an ode to world record swims and America’s favorite Olympic son Michael Phelps — click here to read it.