06 Jan 2006 -- IPR/Mercenaries Meeting
 
Introductions
May want to draw in some people with more legal experience; know any patent attorneys
Sri on the Duke Law meeting
Some Questions
transistor story versus the surgical procedures
in pharmaceuticals
how do the number of variations in ways to accomplish a specific function available; obviousness
does progress in this industry depend upon (patent) protection
Strategies
pre-emptively generate a preexisting knowledge base before others get in
How have patent challenges held up
Standardization and patenting
Clarify the pharma patenting?
some patents in or out
Ken's Hierarchy
Patents in place?
sequence and receptor; with or without use
Use as a patent distinguisher; allows for extended consideration of protection
Some summary things
things to do
lawyers
Cite for Bill Gates quote