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My Summer Vacation, part 1

(David Post)I have — really! — been doing productive work this summer; more on that later.  But I have also spent prodigious amounts of time learning alternate-bass fingerpicking on the guitar, something I’ve longed to be able to do for 30 years or so. [If you don't know what "alternate-bass fingerpicking" sounds like, listen to the [...]

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Rot at the Court!

(David Post)An interesting new article by Raizel Liebler & June Liebert in the Yale J. of Law and Technology on “link rot” in Supreme Court opinions finds that almost 30% of the Internet URLs cited in Supreme Court opinions since the first such citation in 1996 (!) no longer work.  It’s not the end of the world, [...]

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SCOTUS: Genes (in their Natural State) Not Patentable

(David Post)The Supreme Court today issued its much-awaited decision in the Myriad Technologies case.  At issue in the case were Myriad’s patents on  the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes — genes which are important genetic markers for determining susceptibility to breast cancer.  Myriad discovered “the precise location” of the two genes (on chromosomes 17 and 13), and [...]

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