Saturday, March 29, 2014

Show Notes 03/27/2014

Thursday Show 3/27/14

Podcast Survivor: Carolla Campaigns To Fight Podcast Patent Troll in Court
The fight against the Podcast Patent Troll continues on. Last week there was a small victory for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, while podcaster Adam Carolla starts a legal defense fund to fight the troll in court.

First to file patent system arrrives March 2013
In brief: For patent applications having any claim with an effective filing date after March 15 2013, it will no longer be possible to overcome prior art by showing an earlier date of invention. Thus, the prior art for purposes of patentability will include:

Twenty three Texas teachers face deportation because of school district blunder
A few years ago, a school district in Texas found itself with a booming immigrant population and few teachers who spoke Spanish. So they started an ambitious recruitment program that brought in 260 teachers – from Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela – to meet their growing demand.

Obama secretly negotiating away US sovereignty
Consumer protections and the use of domestic law in the U.S. may drastically change as President Obama forges ahead with two secretive international deals that impact major aspects of the economy, privacy and beyond.