Friday, December 7, 2007

One More TT Note

From the article:

"Niro says he and Harris first met at an IP licensing conference in New York in May 2006, when Harris asked Niro to discuss his inventions."

I could not find which conference he was referring to, but he may have been thinking of the IP Licensing Summit he spoke at in August of 2006 (I too presented and remember his talk).

If that conference was their actual meeting place, it is interesting to me personally. It was there that I first met Dr. Pocklington, who would eventually ask me to lead the IP division here at OQO.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Advice and a bounty...

A couple quick links.

There is a bounty on Troll-Trackers identity and the PPAC just released it's 2007 report.

The PPAC is a specialized group established to review, advise and report on the “policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the USPTO.” Their 2007 report digs deeply into the Office and current challenges, and has a great picture of a "complex" application (won't spoil it for you).

The TT drama is good for a bit of IP intrigue. There is an old-west wanted-sign feel to the saga, with a bit of symmetry/irony in that the "Patent Troll Tracker" is himself being tracked by one first labeled a patent troll.

All for now.