The June issue of IP Law & Business is online; the cover feature story is on the debate over the patent rights that will come out of around California's $3 billion initiative funding stem cell research. There's also a story on attorney Andy Dhuey's quest to pierce the State of California's "patent shield," the sovereign immunity defense that prevents states from being sued for infringement.
This issue also includes our annual ITC survey, including a full list of last year's cases at the International Trade Commission. The ITC is an increasingly popular alternative to district court for enforcing patents; patent-holders can't get damages at the ITC, but they can get a relatively fast (18 months) decision on patent infringement that can stop goods from entering the country.
Also up is a profile of Accenture lawyer Wayne Sobon, who explains his company's support for business method patents; it's an interesting piece but some of my own questions about In Re Bilski case still linger.
Finally I have a short story about one small chip company's attempt to argue that dozens of patent appeals judges were illegally appointed; I'll write more on that in a subsequent post.
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