And no sooner do I publish my column on IP blogs than a new one comes along: Patent Pending. Its author, patent attorney Robert Shaver, says it is more entertainment for inventor and technology fans than it is legal postings. “I post what I am interested in,” he says, “which is old patents, new technology, ancient inventions and technology, and historical patents. There is some patent and copyright law in there too.” Bob is at the Boise firm Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, also home to blogger Stephen Nipper. Come to think of it, that means that half the attorneys in the firm have blogs. Must be some sort of record.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.