I acquired these days that Ned Heller has died.
Edward Peter (‘Ned’) Heller III, 70, of Aptos, California, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at University of California-San Francisco Health-related Heart in San Francisco, California.
Edward was a patent lawyer and chief patent counsel for Alliacense Restricted LLC, and previously was chief IP counsel for Seagate Technology and Manage Knowledge. He served on quite a few advisory boards, which include the Board of Directors of Intellectual Property Homeowners Affiliation, for which he was chair of its Patent Regulation Committee and was a longtime member of the Board of the Inventors Corridor of Fame. Edward liked record and politics and spoke about them routinely. He could communicate for several hours on such subjects, primarily the Roman Empire.
It was Ned who in the beginning researched and briefed the constitutional questions at difficulty in Oil States. Heller represented MCM v. HP in a parallel bid for thing to consider of the Report III concerns. He liked to discussion the position of scire facias inside the 18th and 19th Century Chancery court docket of England.
About the decades, Ned posted hundreds of remarks on Patently-O, his ultimate comment in March of this calendar year was normal. He wrote:
Govt is vital to shield legal rights but the moment we have authorities, individuals in power can use that power to feather their very own nests by favoring the passions of the couple, and the effective, around the passions of the community.
Our founding fathers recognized this properly and tried out to disperse power, and to harmony it.
Which is why Oil States is so vital to patent law. Getting rid of the courts from patent validity concentrates too a great deal power in the PTO. Even if that establishment were not corrupt at the commencing, having so a great deal power inevitably will direct to corruption.
Thank you Ned! I will be seeking for you on your up coming go-spherical.