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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Clare Duffy: These Five Patents Offer Hints About What an Apple Car Could Look Like (Source: CNN) Bruce Hodgman: KWG Announces Proposed Private Placement of Flow-Through Units (Source: Yahoo Finance) Ashley R. Robinson: HTG Expands Patent Portfolio with New Canadian Patent for its Nuclease Protection Methods for Detection of Nucleotide Variants (Source: GlobeNewswire) Adam Strömbergsson: Competition Heats Up Over Volumetric Printing Patents (Source: 3D Print...
Tags: Law, Globe, Wipo, Patent, Boston College, Yahoo Finance, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, KWG, Myra Tawfik, Clare Duffy, Bruce Hodgman, Ashley R Robinson, GlobeNewswire Adam Strömbergsson, Phil Gloudemans, Karima Bawa


Richest 1% have almost a quarter of UK wealth, study claims

Official figures have missed £800bn of private assets, says thinktank, amid calls for wealth tax to fund Covid recoveryAlmost a quarter of all household wealth in the UK is held by the richest 1% of the population, according to alarming new research that reveals a historic underestimation of inequality in the country.The study found that the top 1% had almost £800bn more wealth than suggested by official statistics, meaning that inequality has been far higher than previously thought. Researchers...
Tags: Politics, UK, Money, Investments, Tax, Shares, Society, UK News, Property, Rich lists, Inequality, Rishi Sunak, Land Ownership, Coronavirus


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Housing struggles are painted as a rite of passage for young people. Why?|Melis Layik

After a difficult year feeling like her home was a cage, Melis Layik has new digs. She is one of a generation of young Australians whose lives are being shaped by CovidRead Melis Layik’s first Dreams interrupted diaryRead how the pandemic-fuelled recession will affect Australia’s young peopleName: Melis LayikAge: 21I sit in my new apartment encircled by cardboard boxes, looking at the remnants of tape and bubble wrap strewn across the carpet. I’ve moved house since I last wrote a few weeks ago. ...
Tags: Australia, Society, Australia news, Unemployment, Young People, Youth Unemployment, Coronavirus, Melis Layik, CovidRead Melis Layik, Melis LayikAge


REMINDER of DEPC and OJPC and CCRC drafting contest: "Re-Imagining 'Second Chances': Improving Ohio’s Re-Entry Provisions"

A few weeks ago in this post I noted the on-going drafting contest sponsored by a partnership of the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC), and the Collateral Consequences Resource Center (CCRC).  Here are the basic details draft from this web page (where you can find  ): About the Contest With the goal of furthering the ongoing debate of how “second chance” mechanisms can be improved in Ohio, the ...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Ccrc, Douglas A Berman, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center DEPC, DEPC, OJPC, Collateral Consequences Resource Center CCRC


Hospitals without walls: the future of healthcare

In the wake of Covid, doctors and designers are radically adapting their thinking about what a hospital can be and what it should deliverSt Mary’s hospital was slated for a £1bn redevelopment before the pandemic struck, with work due to start in 2027. The main emergency and specialist hospital serving north-west London will still get its upgrade, but it might look quite different now. “Covid-19 has dramatically changed things,” says James Kinross, a surgeon who works at St Mary’s and sits on its...
Tags: Health, London, Society, Hospitals, Architecture, Health policy, Mary, St Mary, Kinross, Coronavirus, James Kinross


Hospitals without walls: the future of digital healthcare

In the wake of Covid, doctors and designers are radically adapting their thinking about what a hospital can be and what it should deliverSt Mary’s hospital was slated for a £1bn redevelopment before the pandemic struck, with work due to start in 2027. The main emergency and specialist hospital serving north-west London will still get its upgrade, but it might look quite different now. “Covid-19 has dramatically changed things,” says James Kinross, a surgeon who works at St Mary’s and sits on its...
Tags: Health, London, Society, Hospitals, Architecture, Health policy, Mary, St Mary, Kinross, Coronavirus, James Kinross


"Eighty-eight rarely seen drawings of Dante’s The Divine Comedy have been put on virtual display as Italy begins a year-long calendar of events to mark the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death."

"The drawings, by the 16th-century Renaissance artist Federico Zuccari, are being exhibited online, for free, by the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. 'Until now these beautiful drawings have only been seen by a few scholars and displayed to the public only twice, and only in part,' said Eike Schmidt, the Uffizi’s director. 'Now they are published in full, alongside a didactic-scientific comment, where from [Friday] they will be freely available.'"  The Guardian lets us know. Go here for all the art...
Tags: Art, Law, Museums, Italy, Florence, Dante, Uffizi Gallery, Ann Althouse, Eike Schmidt, Federico Zuccari


Shocking allegations of hazing and a 'culture of violence' at Austin's police academy

Last month, Grits argued that Austin's police academy needed stem to stern revision and Mayor Steve Adler's push to re-open it in March was premature until the results of several, ongoing audit components were complete and the scope of needed revisions was clear.Just before the New Year's holiday, the city released the first of these audits from its Equity Office, and it was a scathing and unabashed take down of the APD training process. The report "recommends that City leaders suspend all cadet...
Tags: Law, US, Austin, Apd, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Black, Steve Adler, Equity Office, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD


2H 2020 Quick Links, Part 4 (FOSTA)

* “Department of Justice shut down CityXGuide.com and arrested the site’s owner, for the first time utilizing the criminal expansions created under FOSTA/SESTA.” Notice of proceedings. Indictment. * Emily Morgan, On FOSTA and the Failures of Punitive Speech Restrictions, 115 Northwestern University Law Review 503 (2020): FOSTA fails to achieve its primary goals because it enacts content-restrictive provisions, the burden of which falls largely on already vulnerable groups. In this case, those v...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Senate, Massachusetts, Salesforce, Department Of Justice, Doj, DOE, Rhode Island, Kik, Thomas, Ferrer, Huffington, JB, New House


"This year, women around the country have staked out each other’s homes in the name of a quest that gained popularity during the pandemic: raising spirits by giving spirits, anonymously."

"Booze fairies, as they’re called, bring together the childhood thrill of ding-dong ditch with a side of Secret Santa and a dash of adult beverages. Sometimes, they wear wings and a tutu.... Booze fairies operate on a 'pay it forward' philosophy. Participants share their addresses (and alcohol preferences) with volunteer group leaders, who then assign them to various other fairies. Each gift basket comes with a new address to deliver to, and thus a fairy is born.... 'It’s hard to make friends. I...
Tags: England, Law, Scotland, Wikipedia, Drinking, Nyt, Secret Santa, Slang, Dean Martin, Ann Althouse, Booze Fairies Flit Across America Neighbors


"President Trump took to Twitter Friday evening to make the unfounded assertion that Georgia’s two Senate races are 'illegal and invalid,' an argument that could complicate his efforts..."

"... to convince his supporters to turn out for Republican candidates in the two runoff races that will determine which party controls the Senate... Some Republican leaders are afraid that his supporters will take the president’s argument seriously, and decide that voting in a 'corrupt' system is not worth their time, a development that could hand the election to the Democrats." The NYT reports.  I'm pretty sure the NYT wants to help the Democrats, so anything that looks like advice to Trum...
Tags: Law, Senate, Georgia, Gop, Republican, Trump, McConnell, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, what Trump did to the GOP, Trump 2024, Senate Some Republican


DC Circuit panel upholds January 12 execution date for only woman on federal death row

Just before Christmas, as noted in this post, a federal district judge vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons that had set Lisa Montgomery’s execution date for January 12.  But, on New Year's Day, a DC Circuit panel issued this order putting the execution back on track.  This CNN article about the ruling provides some context: Montgomery's execution had been scheduled for December 8, but a judge postponed it after her attorneys said they were diagnosed with Covid-19 after f...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, US, Cnn, United States, Missouri, Montgomery, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Ethel Rosenberg, Lisa Montgomery, Terre Haute Indiana, Federal Correctional Complex, Bureau of Prisons, DC Circuit


‘From now on, I was in an LGBTQ+ family’: my husband came out as trans while I was on maternity leave

I’d chosen an unconventional partner, and we both bristled at gender stereotypes. But I had sensed a distance between us, and it wasn’t just new parenthoodToday I sat on a bench facing the sea and sobbed my heart out. I don’t know if I will ever recover. This is a note on my phone, written on 9 November 2017.I forgot about it for a couple of years, but I remember typing it as if it were yesterday. The gulls squawked and the sun dipped into the sea. I had been sitting there so long my hands were ...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Life and style, Society, Transgender, Parents and parenting


'I'd sunk, lost all confidence': the charity helping young people into work

Georgina George and Jamil Mungul credit UK Youth-supported programmes with helping them find a new directionPlease donate to our appeal hereGeorgina George had a tough time at school and struggled for years afterwards to work out what she wanted to do with her life.Then just before the pandemic hit, it all came together: she discovered a passion for aviation engineering and found a job in the sector that she loved. Shaking off the problems from her past, the 23-year-old began to forge ahead. Con...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, Work & careers, Mental Health, Unemployment, Young People, Youth Unemployment, George, Coronavirus, Georgina George, Jamil Mungul


Biden wants to fill federal court seats – but he needs to win the Senate first

Trump went into overdrive on filling court seats, but the Democrats must win in January’s runoff or a Republican Senate will block them at every turn During the disastrous first presidential debate in September, Donald Trump mocked Barack Obama, and Joe Biden by extension, for leaving office with so many federal court seats unfilled.“I’ll have so many judges because President Obama and him left me 128 judges to fill,” Trump said, slightly inflating the 105 vacancies he inherited. “When you leave...
Tags: Law, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Law (US



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