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Patent Resources Groupâs Unique Panel Discussion on Reforming or Abolishing the U.S. Patent System Is Coming Soon
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| Patent Resources Group (PRG), the nationâs
| leading patent educator, will be hosting a
| panel discussion on âThe Future of U.S.
| Patent Lawâ on June 11, 2010 in Washington,
| DC. This in-depth, one-day event, offered in
| partnership with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
| PC, will bring together some of the best
| minds in intellectual property to inform,
| discuss, and debate the future of U.S.
| patent law. The one-of-a-kind program will
| include brief lectures, lively panel
| discussions, and audience participation.
| Major topics will include:
| * U.S. patent reform
| * Latest developments at, and tensions
| between, the U.S. Supreme Court and the
| U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
| * Approaches to improve pendency and
| efficiency at the USPTO
Seven Patent Reforms While We Wait For Nirvana
Amazon 1-Click Patent Survives Almost Unscathed
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| Zordak writes "Amazon's infamous '1-click'
| patent has been in reexamination at the
| USPTO for almost four years. Patently-O now
| reports that 'the USPTO confirmed the
| patentability of original claims 6-10 and
| amended claims 1-5 and 11-26. The approved-
| of amendment adds the seeming trivial
| limitation that the one-click system
| operates as part of a 'shopping cart model.'
| Thus, to infringe the new version of the
| patent, an eCommerce retailer must use a
| shopping cart model (presumably non-1-click)
| alongside of the 1-click version. Because
| most retail eCommerce sites still use the
| shopping cart model, the added limitation
| appears to have no practical impact on the
| patent scope.'"
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