New and noteworthy links from around the web:
- Senate Moves To Protect U.S. IP Overseas with a new IP bill – Sen. Baucus (D-MT) and Sen. Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the International Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Act of 2008, which appears to be a big stick to back up the US Trade Representative‘s “Priority Watch list” (Special 301) and push for greater IP protection in other nations.
- Acacia tops troll litigaition league – IAM’s NPE league tables will be out with Acacia at the top with a staggering 308 cases in the US courts.
- Judge lowers award in Payless-Adidas lawsuit – A judge reduced by almost 80 percent ($305 million to $64.4 million) a judgment against the company formerly known as Payless for making 2 and 4 striped shoes (Adidas has 3).
- Forbes: Top Patent Revenue-Generating Universities – At the top is NYU with a yield of 75% on a 2006 Research-Related Income of $157 million. One aspect that would be good to explore is the spending on tech transfer offices and legal staff to support this research among these universities.
- Broad construction of patent licence keeps royalties flowing – IP finance reviews a recent UK case broad interpretation of what was licensed — based on patent applications (but not necessarily patents granted) — meant that royalties were required on a related product.
- What is to be of the CHRYSLER brand? – Thoughts from IP Finance on the opening up of US car manufacturer Chrysler’s infrastructure to competitors such as Nissan and VW. Could this be related to a more “open innovation” plan or just trying to make money off of underused assets?
- Talk at Licensing Society Open Source Event – David Harris’s notes from the (previously mentioned) LES Open Source Event.
- BitTorrent picks up $17 million as it shifts gears » VentureBeat – BitTorrent churning along while Joost appears to have some problems.
- Fred Destin: Zemanta and Union Square news: what a great way to start Seedcamp – Fred Destin notes some successes from London’s SeedCamp — Union Square’s investment in Zemanta: a blogging tool.
- Fall IPO Preview: Fewer, But Larger | peHUB – Overview of upcoming IPOs for the rest of the year, including several IP-heavy companies in biotech and batteries
- Pentagon Researcher Unveils Warcraft Terror Plot | Danger Room from Wired.com – From the article: “But, mostly, virtual worlds are nerve-wracking to spies because they’re so hard to monitor. The accounts are pseudonymous. The access is global. The jargon is thick. And most of the spy agencies’ employees aren’t exactly level-70 shamans. “
- Dent on Business Lawyers as Enterprise Architects – Lawrence Solum highlights a new academic article on SSRN on the role of business lawyers and how to best train them.
- Suit Alleges AT&T, Apple ‘Oversold’ iPhone, Strained 3G Network – Via Wired News, US iPhone carrier 3G network “strained”. Is part of the answer (at least for consumers), Google’s Android and more open spectrum?
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