I am a patent reviewer for the
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
I review (mostly monthly!) patents in the following areas:
Music encoding and playback, Music synthesis, Musical instruments: theory,
Digital sound recording devices, Sound making devices: not toys and Sound-making toys and gadgets
What this really means is that I (try to) review patents every month. I
try to write something useful to the reader of JASA that is not only
informative, but perhaps a tad witty. And occasionally, I can't help
myself and I become down right nasty. Things that get under my fingernails
are mainly lack of citation of prior art. The patent system in the U.S.
is seriously broken and should be fixed. My simple proposal: make all
patents subject to public review for a year - then the patent examiner
decides. This gives everyone a chance to comment.
Patent reviews by year
File last written on Tue Jan 29 08:18:52 EST 2008
e-mail: kahrs at caip daht rutgers daht edu