Category Archives: Commerce

Congressional testimony on Sec 512 of the DMCA “notice and take down” for websites

Testimony of Sean M. O’Connor, Professor of Law and Founding Director, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, University of Washington (Seattle) Before the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Notice and Takedown Provisions under the DMCA, § … Continue reading

Categories: Art, Commerce, Commercialization, Creativity, Electrical & Digital Arts, Entrepreneurship, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Innovation, Intellectual Property, Law, Technology, Technology Entrepreneurship

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Tel Aviv presentation and conference

Chief Judge Rader and I were in Tel Aviv in November at the “From IP to NP (Net Profit)” conference. Here is my presentation on “Managing Know-How in Global Value Chains and International Tech Transfer.” And of course, because we … Continue reading

Categories: Art, Commerce, Commercial/Contract Law, Commercialization, Fine Arts, Intellectual Property, Law, Technology, Technology Transfer, Uncategorized

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Madison, IP and the Creative Class

In the emerging conflict between creators and content repackagers and conduits (e.g., social media and Google), it is good to remember what James Madison said about IP: “With regard to Monopolies they are justly classed among the greatest nusances [sic] … Continue reading

Categories: Art, Commerce, Commercialization, Creativity, Electrical & Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Technology

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Pictures from Beijing trip

I had an awesome trip to Beijing in October to speak at an IP conference at Peking University with Fed Cir Chief Judge Rader, ITC Administrative Law Judge Essex, Magistrate Judge Grewal (Northern District of CA), and UW Law Dean Testy. We … Continue reading

Categories: Antitrust & Competition Law, Commerce, Commercialization, Intellectual Property, Law

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USPTO Director Kappos comes out swinging in defense of software patents

Perhaps emboldened by the re-election of President Obama, USPTO Director David Kappos gave a remarkable speech yesterday at the Center for American Progress defending software patents–and the patent system generally. Not mincing words he criticized those who lament that the … Continue reading

Categories: Commerce, Commercialization, Creativity, Electrical & Digital Arts, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, Law, Methods, Uncategorized

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