New ABA Publication: SCITECH e-Merging News

The ABA Section of Science and Technology Law has just published the first edition of SCITECH e-Merging News, an electronic newsletter to be published quarterly. See theTable of Contents for the first issue follow:


Practice Edge

The Biotechnology Law Committee’s weekly update publishes a roundup of hyperlinks to current legal, business, regulatory, and scientific developments in the industry.

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Claiming Pitfalls in Bioinformatics Patent Applications

Analysis by category patent data from the USPTO shows that the number of patents issued for bioinformatics-related subclasses is relatively low. One explanation offered for this decline is “the relative difficulty of patenting bioinformatics innovations.” This article provides practical suggestions to overcome this difficulty and thus to obtain meaningful IP protection for inventions in bioinformatics.

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E-Tech Update
In this quarterly column, find coverage of Internet jurisdiction, IEE standards, RIAA lawsuits, and FISA and FOIA.

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Judicial Neuroscience Seminar Judges increasingly are confronted with cases – criminal and civil – that present issues at the frontiers of science and technology.
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SciTech Standards Law Update

The Technical Standardization Committee’s quarterly newsletter highlights relevant updates, news items and developments.
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Please click here to complete the on-line form to inform Section members about a change of employer, position or office. Section members may also share information about professional association appointments or leadership activity on boards. These colleague updates will be shared on a quarterly basis through the SciTech e-Merging News. The Section looks forward to keeping members connected through this communication.

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Section News
Bylaws Revised

The ABA Board of Governors recently approved the Section’s request to amended our bylaws in two ways.

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Nominating Committee Report
The 2008-2009 Nominating Committee, chaired by Ruth Hill Bro, is pleased to announce the nominees for Section Officer and Council Positions for the 2008-2009 bar year.
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Register Today for ABA Annual Meeting The Section is pleased to invite you to all of the spectacular programs and events we have planned.
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United Nations E-Contracting Convention
The Section Council voted to send a report with recommendation to the ABA House of Delegates urging the U.S. Government to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts.

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