Today is rumoured to be National Bilski Day in the United States (if you've never heard of Bernard L. Bilski or the patent application that bears his name, click here). The decision of the United States Supreme Court has been promised and/or predicted for June 2010 -- and days are running out fast. The IPKat expects that every patent-flavoured weblog is going to be reporting on this decision, which will have business method patent enthusiasts carefully reading every line, not to mention the spaces between the lines.
From Euroalert comes news of fresh proposals to encourage cross-border e-trading by building consumer trust. These proposals, which have been approved by the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament, include the establishment of a European trust label "to guarantee the reliability and quality of goods placed on the cross-border electronic market and encourage consumers to buy in this market". The IPKat looks forward to seeing what the European trust label is going to look like. Merpel wonders whether consumers will trust it as a matter of blind faith, or whether the "trust" element of the trust label is something which the Commission will have to earn.