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NPR: Talk of the Nation - Technology Patents

Mar 25, 2000, 00:25 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan for this link. ]

The topic on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation - Science Friday" today was Technology Patents. (RealAudio clip available from NPR.)

"Presidential comments last week about access to gene data got Biotech investors worried last week, but genes are still fair game for patents. And after taking heat over a patented "one-click" buying system,Amazon.com executives suggested that maybe the U.S. patent system should be changed. This hour, we'll take a look at intellectual property in a high-tech world."

Guests:

  • Todd Dickenson,Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
  • Rochelle Dreyfuss, Professor of Law, Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University
  • Kevin Rivette,Chairman of the Board,Aurigin Systems, Inc.Co-Author, Rembrandts in the Attic: Unlocking the Hidden Value of Patents