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     The Public Patent Foundation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (“PUBPAT”) is a not-for-profit legal services organization whose mission is to protect freedom in the patent system.  In the video below, PUBPAT's Executive Director speaks more in depthly about PUBPAT's Mission and Activities.  It is the recording of a presentation made at Google Inc. in August 2008.        Specifically, PUBPAT works to strengthen the patent system by introducing a healthy amount of non-patentee input to help the system achieve high quality and balanced ...
Guest Editorial: Obama Put Forward Sound Priorities on Patents ...
From the perspective of a candidate running for President, articulating a position on the subject of patent reform might appear a fool's errand. For many (perhaps most) voters, the subject will be impossibly arcane. Within the small group that closely follows the highly divisive debate (e.g. patent litigators and prosecutors, stakeholders in the various industries most affected by patents), virtually any position a candidate takes will alienate a significant percentage. Complicating the situation further is the reality that the patent system has so many moving parts. In particular, for better or for worse, a large chunk of ... market research, surveys and trends
M.CAM to Coordinate Sending of Infringement Notice Letters on ...
on February 16, 2007 that stated, "Ned Goldstein, Esq. has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Goldstein is a Director and President of M-CAM, Inc ., a company specializing in intellectual property finance, monetization and enforcement." This reader went on to make the following observations.  (NOTE: I have not separately verified all of these comments.) M-CAM, engaged in February 2006 by ValueVest Partners, details plans for increasing royalties for Ampex in a November 13, 2006 Ampex Schedule 13D filing (see Letter Agreement below). First of all, one interesting thing to understand is that M-Cam has done major work for the ... market research, surveys and trends


Australian Patient Groups Follow ACLU/PUBPAT Path in Challenging ...
of the anti-gene patenting victory in a US District Court by genetic researchers and cancer patients, an Australian patient group has challenged the patentability of DNA. Cancer Voices Australia, the law firm Maurice Blackburn, and breast cancer patient Yvonne D'Arcy this week took legal action in Australia's Federal Court against four biotech organizations to challenge the legality of gene patents. The case challenges the viability of Australian Patent No. 686,004, which covers mutations in the BRCA1 gene linked to increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The plaintiffs will argue that the patent, held ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Myriad Assures Investors of Strong Patent Position Despite ACLU ...
to be sweating over the outcome of its legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the legality and constitutionality of seven of its patents on BRCA genes. According to CEO Peter Meldrum, the company's strong IP position on the BRACAnalysis test and a large internal database of BRCA mutations ensure that "regardless of the outcome of this particular lawsuit, it will not have a material adverse effect on the company … or on the future revenues of our products." In Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al. — filed in May by the ACLU and the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Dan Ravicher
Apr 4, 2008 ... relies on the wisdom of a like-minded board of directors and several advisors who believe in what PUBPAT does but do not want to be publicly ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
House Report 109-749 - REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES of the COMMITTEE ...
[House Report 109-749] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] Union Calendar No. 451 109th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Report 109-749 REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES of the COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES during the ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS pursuant to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Cardozo Life - Fall 2008 - Faculty Briefs
When Ekow Yankah speaks about his new appointment, his passion for his work is palpable. “Cardozo is an exciting law school with a remarkable range of philosophy,” he said. “It has a welcoming intellectual environment and it’s a fun place to teach.” A visiting professor from the University of Illinois School of Law last year, Yankah joins Cardozo as associate professor of law. He will teach Torts, Criminal Procedure, and Jurisprudence during the 2008–09 year. “All of my classes tend to focus on the philosophical aspect of the law,” he ex plained. “The questions are important. Is this really right? Is it ...
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