The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has been bogged down by a rise in the number of filings and complexity of patent infringement cases and would be further encumbered if specific provisions of proposed patent reform legislation are passed, Chief Judge Paul Michel said in a state of the court address last week.
 

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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