When I was a kid, we called May 30 "Decoration Day." writes Oliver North in his Memorial Day blog post.
We've hosted Blawg Review, the roundup of some of the best law blog posts of the previous week a few times before here on IP.com's Securing Innovation blog--on Dia del Inventor, on Father's Day and, last year, on the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.
As it's hosted every Monday on a different blog, often marking a special day or theme, this is not the first Memorial Day Blawg Review. It's not even the first time a law blog concerned with patents has hosted Blawg Review on Memorial Day. Stephen Albainy-Jenei, a patent attorney well-known and highly regarded by readers of this blog and his peers in the intellectual property community hosted Blawg Review on Patent Baristas on Memorial Day a few years ago--a stunning presentation, including this poignant photograph.
Some heroes, like John Hochfelder's father, made it home from war and, for them. the memories of those who didn't are most cherished.
This week, Eric Mayer at the Military Underdog blog wrote in a Memorial Day letter to dad, "In these times, I question what to do at Memorial Day. What, with the War on Terror and all the other stuff happening, it seems honors for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines occur every day. It makes me wonder why we even have a Memorial Day."
A Soldier's Perspective on President Obama's Memorial Day Proclamation.
For over two centuries, brave men and women have laid down their lives in defense of our great Nation. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice so we may uphold the ideals we all cherish. ~ President Barack Obama
Kevin Gosztola on WL Central, writes about Memorial Day in America: What the US Government Wants Americans to Remember vs. What WikiLeaks Thinks Should Be Remembered.
In other news, U.S. Archivist Agrees to Release Pentagon Papers after 40 Years…Except for 11 Words.
Paul Kennedy at The Defense Rests wrote this week about All the King's horses...
Meanwhile, Scott Greenfield says, "The underlying story is one of those that makes your head explode from its sheer stupidity."
Not for Eric Turkewitz, who welcomed new readers, in droves, to his law blog this past week.
Kevin O'Keefe on Twitter points to Read Write Web's coverage of military tech, a Memorial Day Special.
The IPKat's Peer-to-Patent seminar offers you a unique opportunity to discover what Peer-to-Patent is all about, how the UK Intellectual Property Office's experiment will work, how it feels like to participate and what the experts think of it.
Speaking of good taste, Matthew David Brozik at Likelihood of Confusion reports on the Tyson tattoo trouble.
Gene Quinn at IP Watchdog wrote about Extortion Patent Style: Small Business in the Troll Crosshairs.
On the Forbes blog, She Negotiates, Victoria Pynchon asks, "Which patent infringement litigation parties (if any) benefit from the inefficiencies in the process?"
Much more here in the General Global Week in Review 30 May 2011 from IP Think Tank.
Apparently, the IP Blogdex will be a work in progess.
Finally, lest we forget.
Blawg Review has information about next weeks host, and instructions on how to host one of the upcoming issues on your blog if you're up for the challenge.