STLR Link Roundup – November 6, 2009

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • Patently-O wonders whether the Supreme Court might take the opportunity afforded by the upcoming Bilski method patent case to scrap software patents, and states the socio-economic case for abandoning them.
  • Engineering crime scenes: considers a study which suggests that fabricating DNA evidence is far from science fiction.
  • On the Edges of Science and Law blogs about the latest developments in the challenge to the constitutionality and validity of patents in two breast cancer genes by the Association for Molecular Pathology.
  • Second Life and death: The New York Times reports on the issues raised by online virtual estates after the passing of their owners.
  • Gigaom recaps the substance of the recent FCC approval of draft proposed rules on net neutrality.
  • Ephemerallaw takes a look at the nation’s first federal personal data security breach provisions, tucked away in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Not all omega-3 fatty acids are created equal: The Economist describes the developments in the regulation of food health and nutrition claims on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • For an international perspective: European blogs Marques and Catch Us If You Can!!! weigh in on the use of “RNA” in trademarks as addressed by the European Court of First Instance (full text of the CFI’s judgment here).

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