The latest on the STLR radar:
- The Southern District of New York‘s decision in Association for Molecular Pathology and ACLU v. USPTO and Myriad (the “gene patents case”) handed down last Monday, has generated a lot of commentary this week. Here’s a selection: reports from Wired and On the Edges of Science and Law; IP Watchdog describes the ruling as “inane”; Patent Docs gives more detail on the patents at issue; Patently O thinks the Federal Circuit is likely to reverse the decision; and Holman’s Biotech IP Blog takes the investor’s perspective.
- British science writer Simon Singh (of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book and Big Bang fame) wins libel case brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association, from The Guardian.
- Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It comments on the iPhone developer license agreement, disclosed through a Freedom of Information Act request.
- From OutLaw, Google, Microsoft, eBay et al call for U.S. privacy law update.
- Salt Lake City jury rejects “copyright troll’s” claim to Unix – Wired reports.
- The European and FCC antitrust complaints against Google are not about Microsoft, opines The Register.
- US criticizes Australian internet filtering plan, from E-Commerce Times.