Just out - The latest posting at the world's leading blog on patent law features my work with Leyland Pitt, Jan Kietzmann and Pierre Berthon on managing the "emotional property" that comes with user innovation.

https://patentlyo.com/patent/2017/11/emotional-generated-intellectual.htm

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Anybody in the group have a tax LLM by chance?

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Any of the 37 of you in #TwinCities?

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I've been looking into Utah patent law to see what I need to do to get one for my invention.  I'm having a hard time understanding it though and would like some advice.  I'm going to talk to Pate Baird, PLLC (http://www.patebaird.com), but I was also wondering where else I should look to find more information.  I created a new type of moon shoe and want to it patented soon.

Does anyone know if, assuming an inventor has assigned patent rights to a company, if a company abandons a patent application before the patent issues, does the actual inventor have any recourse to push the application through?

I've heard oral reference to developing nations being duped into signing TRIPS. I'm not seeing a lot about that on the Internet (perhaps because Uruguay Round negotiations happened before WWW was popular). Does anyone have a citation? I'm reading up on the GATT right now, so I'm hoping I'll find something, but this isn't central to my argument, so I don't want to spend a lot of time on it. Any help would be appreciated!
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