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Can more voices improve the quality of prior art? Do copyright injunctions rest on shifting sands? Will interferences work better when lawyers keep quiet? All of this, and more, in the latest issue of Legal Times’ IP .
• Editor’s Note A few words from Managing Editor Elizabeth Engdahl about the latest issue of IP.
• So What Do You Think? It can safely be said that no government agency is more open to new ideas than the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This spring the welcome mat is being laid out for public input about prior art on software design. Will this Patent Office pilot project prove to be a worthwhile innovation? We’ll have to watch the experiment run. by Mark L. Hogge
• Adding Onto eBay The 4th Circuit has made the implicit explicit: Permanent injunctions against copyright infringers are also up for debate. by Edwin Komen and Susan M. Hwang
• Hush, Hush, Object Who Dares The Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences has declared decisively that it doesn’t want to hear any more lawyerly bickering. by Malcolm K. McGowan
• The Chaos to Come Reversing the Federal Circuit’s State Street decision would cause a lot of trouble without fixing a single real problem. by Stephen Becker and John R. Fuisz
• The Group Defendants being sued by the same patent troll can find strength in numbers by forming a joint defense group. by M. Elizabeth Day and Edward H. Sikorski
IN THE NEWS ♦ • Can We Sue Them for It? The whole truth behind the legal hoax to sell Coke Zero. • Hiding the Names Behind the Names Despite trademark concerns, a new ICANN policy will likely shield the privacy of Web site owners. • The Sweet Taste of a Court Battle Has the maker of Splenda sugarcoated its claims? That’s a question for the jury. • Hey, Isn’t That My Rat Zapper? A patent-infringement suit proves once again the lure of building a better mousetrap.

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