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A Definitive Patent-Meme?

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 17, 2008


Anticipate This!™ was recently named in Brett Trout’s BlawgIT blog as part of his definitive patent-meme – a list of “all the important patent law blogs in one place”.  The inclusion of our blog on this list (albeit as a late entry) was certainly flattering.

Many of the blogs listed by Mr. Trout are also listed on our very own blogroll.  Some commentators are among those that we also read on a regular basis.  We frequent and recommend the following notable patent law blogs (in no particular order): 

We also have recently become a fan of The Troll Tracker and Patentably Defined, and continue to enjoy such stalwart commentators as I/P Updates, IPBIZ, and The Invent Blog.  All are highly suggested.


2008 Inductees to National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Posted in General Commentary, Science and Technology by Jake Ward on February 17, 2008

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) announced this past week the 2008 class of inductees.  Founded in 1973 by the USPTO and the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, the Hall of Fame presently administers such national programs as the Camp Invention® and Club Invention® programs, the Invent Now® initiative, and the Collegiate Inventors Competition®.

To qualify for the Hall of Fame, an inventor must hold a U.S. patent, and the invention “must have contributed to the welfare of mankind and have promoted the progress of science and the useful arts.” 

The formal inductions into the Hall of Fame will occur on May 2-3 in Akron, Ohio.