Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday Shorts

IPWatchdog is up for sale - Gene Quinn, patent attorney, law professor, and owner of is placing the site up for auction at SitePoint. Minimum bid is set at $10,000, but it is expected that the site will fetch a price well in excess of $10k. Earlier this year, was sold by patent attorney Carl Oppedahl. IPWatchdog claims that it was sold for "an undisclosed amount reportedly between $1 to $2 million. See the press release here (link).

Patent Cartoons? You Bet - cartoonist Stu Rees has a great site related to patent cartoons, and has updated his current list of "funnies." After spending the last few weeks mulling over continuation rule changes, you might consider visiting the site for a good chuckle (link).

White House Economic Advisor Files for "Tax Strategy Patent"? - A big ruckus was stirred this week when it was discovered that Edward Lazear, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, is listed as an inventor of an application that claims to help corporations find the tax planning method that will save them the most money by comparing different setups of the company's divisions for tax purposes. Read the whole scoop on (link).

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