» New Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court proposes revised Rule 25.8
on electronic filing
: "An electronic version of every brief on the merits shall be transmitted to the Clerk of Court and to opposing counsel of record at the time the brief is filed in accordance with guidelines established by the Clerk. The electronic transmission requirement is in addition to the requirement that booklet-format briefs be timely filed." Effective August 1, 2007.
» Google Calendar
is a free online shareable calendar service. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of important events – birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor's appointments – in one place.
» Software Patents
Does Microsoft v. ATT
raise analogic implications for software patents? I say yes. And, consider the USPTO's instruction
concerning subject matter patents.
"Similarly, computer programs claimed as computer listings per se, i.e., the descriptions or expressions of the programs, are not physical "things." They are neither computer components nor
statutory processes, as they are not "acts" being performed. Such claimed computer programs do not define any structural and functional interrelationships between the computer program and other claimed elements of a computer which permit the computer program's functionality to be realized. Accordingly, it is important to distinguish claims that define descriptive material per se from claims that define statutory inventions."
Thinking in terms of the Court's holding in Microsoft v. ATT, would Windows on a CD-ROM constitute a physical thing or a textual expression? Should the treatment of the software be the same under subject matter analysis as well as a section 271(f) issue?