Category Archives: Methods

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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The “performance” aspect of professional practice

Another interesting article in NY Times today. This time focusing on how some doctors are realizing that they are “performing” when providing their services: What Doctors Can Learn From Musicians Even more intriguing from my perspective is the following statement … Continue reading

Categories: Art, Creativity, Methods, Science, Services, Uncategorized

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The line between basic and applied research; episteme/science vs techne/art

Exactly two months since my last blog post–not sure where the time went! A NY Times article today provides an excellent story to illustrate the distinction (and hand-off point) between basic and applied research. For purposes of my Means of … Continue reading

Categories: Art, Biotechnology, Commercialization, Healing Arts, Innovation, Intellectual Property, Life & Health Sciences, Methods, Science, Technology, Technology Transfer, University to Industry

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Fixing Law School: Teaching Students how to be Great Lawyers

Today’s New York Times has an excellent article on the flaws of many law schools and law professors by David Segal. I wholeheartedly agree with nearly all of the critiques. But I don’t like Segal’s failure to discover professors, programs, and classes … Continue reading

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What Composers and Copyright Lawyers Can Teach Each Other (Updated Video Embeds)

In January 2010, I gave an unusual presentation at The Vera Project in Seattle, entitled What Composers and Copyright Lawyers Can Teach Each Other. Sponsored by Washington Lawyers for the Arts, it was based on demonstrations I have done with my … Continue reading

Categories: Art, Creativity, Fine Arts, Innovation, Intellectual Property, Law, Methods

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