Dan Ravicher joins Karen and Bradley to discuss the Bilski case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.Running time: 1:14:22.
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- At the time of the recording, the U.S. Supreme Court has just published the decision in the Bilski case.(01:30)
- Dan Ravicher is the legal director at SFLC. He also teaches patent law at Cardozo School of Law and is the President and Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation. (2:48)
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled en banc, in October of 2008. That decision is available here(5:12).
- Bradley reminds listeners and Karen that the Court of Appeals decision was discussed on the oggcast with Scott Peterson in Episode 0x01: The Engineer and the Lawyer. (6:33)
- SFLC filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, which we discussed on the oggcast in Episode 0x18: Re Bilski’s Briefs.(7:01)
- The transcript from the Supreme Court oral argument from November is available here. You can hear UCLA law students reading the transcript aloud on the IP Colloquium blog. (10:56)
- The Bilski decision was published on the last day of the Supreme Court's term. (11:10)
- The "slip opinion", which Dan reads from, is available on the Supreme Court's website here. (15:02)
- Stare decisis is the principle by which legal precedent is established.(16:31)
- SFLC published a highlighting some of the amicus briefs filed in Bilski on either side. (29:30)
- You can read the text of Section 101 on the patent office's website.(31:14)
- Aaron and Bradley discussed the Supreme Court patent history, including the Benson and Flook cases, on the oggcast in Episode 0x18: Re Bilski’s Briefs. (31:50)
- Bradley, Dan and Karen all looked up the definition of pellucid. (44:45)
- Dan talks about the book Patent Failure by James Bessen and Michael J. Meurer. (55:51)
- Dan recommends that Breyer's opinion, which is the last few pages of the decision publication, is the place to go if you want to only read a few pages of the opinions. (1:00:30)
- Bradley discusses the difference between i.e. and e.g. (1:04:30)
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