Check out the new permanent dispay of the wide range of diversity of patent documents from around the globe with their many colors, ribbons, gold seals. The collection leads IP Library patrons up the once bland and sterile staircase. Its quite a transformation.
Today at the IP Mall, the secret thirty five year paper collection of the Pacific Intellectual Property Association (PIPA) is revealed. Emeritus Professor Karl Jorda always taught that licensing negotiations could only be successful if relationships were built with Asian negotiators. They held secrets until they trusted the U.S. licensing professionals and lawyers.
Bayh Dole Central was created several years ago I was approached by Visting Professor Karen Hersey who had been longtime IP Counsel for MIT. It was the 30th anniversay of the Bayh Dole Act, described below. She requested the IP Mall to create a site to commemorate the Act and the founding fathers. These men would be but a footnote in history at best.
Big news from our friends at the Patent, Trademark Resource Center
At long last, the PTO has joined EPO, WIPO and many other issuing authorities in providing patent documents in PDF format.