Here are several stories to start your Monday morning with that I was not able to get to last week because of client commitments and some new business opportunities:

  • The first round of Bilski briefing has been filed  with the Supreme Court.  Click here for links to the various amici briefs at Patently-O, and here for an analysis of Bilski’s opening brief at BlawgIT.
  • Victoria Pynchon has an important warning for IP litigators about understanding a client’s insurance coverage at her IP ADR Blogclick here to read the story and here to check out Pynchon’s husband’s new Catastrophic Insurance Coverage Blog.  The blog appears to be a good read, but more importantly IP litigators should make sure that they investigate client’s insurance policies early in a case.
  • William Patry has a new copyright-related blog, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars.  It is a companion to his book of the same name, which is excellent.  I had the privilege of receiving an advance copy, which I loved.  I will post a review soon.  For now though, click here for Patry’s first post on the new blog.
  • Finally, last Friday, as they were headed into the August recess the Senate confirmed David Kappos as the next Director of the PTO — click here for the PTO’s press release.