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Northeastern Nano Regulation Conference

It’s unlikely that we’ll spend much time discussing the deleterious potential applications of productive nanoscale machinery at next week’s Global Regulation of Nanotechnologies Conference, May 7-8. Those days are behind us; for now, at least.

This gathering, hosted by Northeastern University’s School of Law –disclosure: I will officially join NUSL’s law faculty this summer– promises a […]

Rolling Back Patent Power?

Three days ago the ambient uncertainty level of the American patent system was amplified by no less than two orders of magnitude. In his Association for Molecular Pathology et al.v. USPTO et al. opinion, Judge Robert Sweet of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, ruled that BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes […]