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Bad Patent!

OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

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12725 Sw Millikan Way, Suite 101
Beaverton, OR 97005, US (map)



Slashdotters' outrage meters were pegged again recently when somebody noticed that HP had gotten patent #7,523,150 last April. But what is the patent really about? And how did HP get it?

IP attorney Dave Madden of Mersenne Law LLC will present a quick overview of the patent process and then discuss the HP patent itself. It's very short (only 5 pages) and it's about an area of technology that's familiar to many engineers (binary representation of numbers in a computer), so it's a good vehicle to get into a discussion about the patent system, rather than the intricate details of a complicated invention.

Join us at the OTBC offices at noon on Thursday, February 4, 2010, for a brown-bag lunch, discussion and Q&A.

Location: OTBC, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300 (reception in Suite 101) Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010 Time: noon to 1pm Max: Blue line, Beaverton Central stop (one stop west of the Beaverton Transit Center) Driving: Directions Parking: Free parking in the parking garage next door to our building Cost: Free (bring your lunch!)