My grandfather’s watch

By Bill Elkington

While US lawmakers consider legislative reform of the patent system, the LES Standards initiative has been launched with the intention of bringing conscientious self-regulation to the IP transactions marketplace

When my father passed away two years ago, I inherited a pocket watch that had belonged to his father, which my father had kept in a dusty drawer in a bureau in his home for decades. It had stopped working before my father was born; the crystal was cracked, the face was faded and the stem had been mangled and broken. Turns out that the watch is more than 100 years old and is a...

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