Category Archives: Silicon Law ! and Intellectual Property

Suit seeks a Supreme Court Order (Mandamus) to review FISA order

  Suit seeks a Supreme Court Order (Mandamus) to review FISA order Silicon Law! An extraordinary proceeding has been initiated in the Supreme Court. The petitioners are seeking a Mandamus directed to the FISA court. Portions of  the petition are … Continue reading

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Asylum–a humanitarian commitment

Silicon Law! Asylum is an essential human right. Professor Carolyn Patty Blum describes the essence of treaties and laws intended to secure this right: …international human rights treaties are much more than the four corners of a document, to be … Continue reading

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Police state

  Police State    We took a brief vacation to the coast for two days this week. One by-product was looking at two hard copy newspapers each morning over coffee, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I … Continue reading

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Stop the power grab of weakening federal agencies!

    CW! and Silicon Law! Congress has pending legislation that would shackle the power of independent federal regulatory agencies, in favor of “unitary power” of bureau within the Executive Branch. The move is summarized in the extract from the New … Continue reading

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Human genes are not patentable: Idea Rights update

Silicon Law! Idea Rights Human genes are not patentable On June 13, the Supreme Court decided Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 133 S.Ct. 2107. The invention involved was one of great importance to medicine and women’s health. … Continue reading

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President Obama hides essential actions and policies from the people

July 4, 2013 President Obama hides essential actions and policies from the people CW! President Obama has adopted a suspicious and hostile attitude toward his own people. This is particularly sad given his 2008 campaign with its slogans of “yes, … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden is de facto “stateless.”

CW! and Silicon Law! July 4, 2013. Due to the real demands of modern life, the United States abrupt revocation of Snowden’s passport placed him in a condition of being de facto “stateless.” Statelessness is and always has been a … Continue reading

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17 more dead in US drone attack, while stonewalling on spying

CW! While continuing to stonewall on needed reforms to its domestic and foreign spying activities. It is a case of on-going misplaced priorities; ignoring needed basic policy inquiry and reform by Congress and the President. Rather than seize the initiative … Continue reading

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President Obama’s June 7 defense of surveillance programs

President Obama’s June 7 defense of surveillance programs CW! Silicon Law! Here is a link to a video (BBC June 7 ) of President Obama’s televised defense of the surveillance programs at issue nationwide and worldwide today. The clip shows … Continue reading

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Bashō’s Swordsmiths

Bashō’s Swordsmiths     Culture Watch! and Silicon Law! In Bashō’s travel to Oku he recorded the true meaning of tradesman identification. “Along the side of the valley there formerly were swordsmiths’ huts. The swordsmiths of this province used the holy … Continue reading

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