Hello there dear readers, long story cut short, the blog that we bring to you today is called “Written Description”. Written description is primarily a Patent & IP blog which discusses recent news and scholarship on patents, IP theory and innovation. The weblog is very different from the ones that we have featured in our earlier posts. While there are several patent law blogs that report and analyze the latest patent news, there are extremely few blogs that discuss or carry any information with respect to the academic aspects involved in IP. This blog aims to make it easier for people to find information about recent academic scholarship about patent law or broader IP theory.
This weblog is a wonderful resource for patent law professors and students. All the authors of the blog are academic professionals and you can therefore expect some really fantastic educational jists and perspectives. Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Assistant Professor at Stanford Law School founded Written Description in 2011 with the intention of promoting discussion of IP scholarships. Articles authored by her primarily focus on patent law and innovation among others.
Some of the other authors on the blog are Camilla Hrdy, Dmitry Karshtedt, Michael Risch and Maggie Wittlin. The blog also features guest posts from other renowned authors. The articles on the blog discuss on many fronts including the role of state and local governments as generators of innovation policy, how states can and should offer state patents as a way of incentivizing local innovation and promoting experimentation, patentable subject matter, utility, written description, NPEs, patent licensing markets and so on.
The weblog has a global rank of 5,224,972 according to alexa ranking and a google pagrank of 5 out of 10. The blog is a little weak on the public reviews but it is only validated because of the fact that it caters to a smaller target of readers, i.e. patent law professors and students.
If you are a patent law professional, professor or student or simply an interested reader, a casual visit to this blog can certainly help you keep track of the IP within the confines of academic realm. The blog has a good collection of articles which only goes to suggest that the authors have made real effort in bringing IP and patents very close to the public. We sincerely appreciate these efforts of the blog and congratulate it on a job well done. We hope that the blog grows with time and continues the good work it has been doing for 5 years now.
Authored by Gaurav Mishra
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