Comments on: The Roberts court’s fondness for intellectual property cases http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/30/the-roberts-courts-fondness-for-intellectual-property-cases/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: deLafayette http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/30/the-roberts-courts-fondness-for-intellectual-property-cases/#comment-68049 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 06:56:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15881#comment-68049 {Wait until around March 2013 when, it think, the “First to File” patent law goes into effect – to get into line with the rest of the world’s patent }

The “rule” also applies to trademarks, which is the subject (in part) of the above piece. And, as regards trademarks, it means that a first submission has prevalence over all other submissions worldwide for a period of six months, beyond which, if the trademark is not deposed in each country, in that country it does not have protection as a registered trademark.

That’s all.

In fact, as regards “invention”, the debate is a lot more hairy (complex). What must be protected is “invention”, and that can be very difficult to both define and recognize in a patent – especially a patent that may be based upon a previous deposition of the patent.

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/30/the-roberts-courts-fondness-for-intellectual-property-cases/#comment-67824 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 21:48:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15881#comment-67824 Wait until around March 2013 when, it think, the “First to File” patent law goes into effect – to get into line with the rest of the world’s patent laws. Advantage, to large corporations – big time. You think the rich are richer now – just wait.
Thomas E. Shafovaloff

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By: LysanderTucker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/30/the-roberts-courts-fondness-for-intellectual-property-cases/#comment-67807 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 13:17:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15881#comment-67807 Patents, copyright and trademarks. I wonder, how long would the Roman Empire have lasted under such idiocies? I doubt they had court cases over chariot wheel designs or sandal fasteners. It makes you wonder if society is actually progressing or regressing into a state of trivial stupidity that our ancestors would laugh at.

It seems we have set aside our common sense, reason and integrity and substituted it for the worship of all things belonging to the Holy Church of the American Legal System. Even the jury system is impotent as a safeguard against lunacy anymore.

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