New Patent Guide from the Library of Congress

Barbara Bavis of the Library of Congress has created a guide to patent law for beginning researchers. Check it out here

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Apple Patents the Concept of Turning a Page

How broken is our patent system when Apple is able to patent the concept of turning a page – as in turning a page in a book? Apple will surely argue that it had to develop a complex algorithm to actually to make the turning the page concept but more likely the reason for the patent is to use it in the growing patent arsenals being accumulated by large tech companies to do battle in court with rivals. Read more from the New York Times Technology Blog.