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Assisted in the writing and editing of the AIPPI Amicus Brief filed in the US Supreme Court in the case of Bilski v. Doll; August 2009.

Report on a joint meeting of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and Ventura County Bar Association held in March, which featured a talk entitled "Tips for Success Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferances" by William F. Smith.  Mr. Smith is a retired Administrative Patent Judge at the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Santa Barbara Lawyer, June 2009, Issue 441, pages 16-17.

Wrote the U.S. Patent Law section 3.1, pages 4-6 , of the AIPPI Amicus Brief filed on April 27, 2009, at the Enlarged Board of Appeals (EBA), European Patent Office, in the case of Referral G03-08 to the EBA.  Copy available on request.

"A Brief History of Software: Where does Open Source/Free Software Fit," BNA International, Inc. "World eCommerce & IP Report", April 2005, Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 24. N.B. : A revised version of this paper is also published in The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA) Journal, June 2005, vol.35 no.6, pages 385-391.

"Should I File My US Business Method Patent Application in Europe?", paper presented to the AIPLA National Conference, October 14, 2004

"Report on The European Union Parliament's Recent Action on the Proposed Directive on Computer-Implemented Inventions"  BNA International World e-Commerce & IP Report, vol. 3, Issue 12, December 2003.

"The European Union's Proposed Directive On Computer-Implemented Inventions: What Price 'Interoperability.'", World eCommerce & IP Report, Vol. 3, Issue 8, August 2003, BNA International Inc., pages 3-6.

"Japanese Supreme Court Creates a Problem for Businesses Having Employee-Inventors.", World eCommerce & IP Report, Vol. 3, Issue 7, July 2003, BNA International Inc., pages 3-4.

"Status Report: The European Union's Proposed Directive on Computer-related Inventions", World eCommerce & IP Report, vol. 3, issue 1, January 2003

"Software Patents in the US", completed July 2002, published in French in the IP booklet Hermes, Volume 9, No. 1-2/2002, titled "Droit des technologies avancees - Brevetabilite des logiciels" sous la direction de Jean-Lous Goutal.

"Status Report and Recommended Response on the Proposed European Union Directive on Computer-related Inventions" for the AIPLA Electronics & Computer Law committee, May 2002.

"Status Report on the Proposed European Union Directive on Computer-related Inventions", Sub-committee chair, ABA/IPL committee 102 Report, March 2002.

"Practitioner's Guide To Patenting Business Method, Software & E-Commerce Inventions In Europe and Asia", Chapter two "Prosecuting Business Method Patent Applications in Europe", published by the AIPLA, March 2002, Edited by Michael P. Dunnam, Woodcock Washburn LLP.

"European Union's Proposed Directive on Computer-Implemented Inventions", World eCommerce & IP Report, Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2002, BNA International Inc.

"Status Update on the European Union's Software Patent Directive Activity", World eCommerce & IP Report, Vol. 1, Issue 13, October 2001, BNA International Inc.

"Business Method Patents in Europe: A Saussurean Explanation", World eCommerce & IP Report, Vol. 1, Issue 7, April 2001, BNA International Inc.

"The Diplomatic Conference to revise the Articles of the European Patent Convention votes to maintain the status quo regarding software patents in Europe pending the issuance of a new software patent directive", World eCommerce & IP Report, Vol. 1, Issue 5, February 2001, BNA International Inc.

Co-author of the chapter titled "Patent Portfolio Development" in the treatise Electronics and Software Patents, Law and Practice, published by Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, D.C., Copyright 2000.

"Some Comments on Contributory and Induced Patent Infringement: Implications for Software Developers," first published in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, October 1999, Vol. 81, No. 10, Pages 777-787. Also published in the February 2000 edition of The Journal of Internet Law.

"Computer Program Product Claims Allowed By the European Patent Office -- Impact on Software Patent Claiming", March 1999, MoFo Technical News.

"Software Patents: Enforceability, Prior Art/Enablement, Strategic Considerations." 2nd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law, November 6 & 7, 1997

"Life after the DELL v. FTC Decision", New Matter, Vol. 21, No. 3, Fall 1996, pages 26-28, State Bar of California IP Section.

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