This is a sad time to be leaving the blogosphere, with the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act just signed into law on Friday. Even if the changes are less dramatic than many wished, it is still the most significant patent reform bill since at least the 1980s, and I'm sure patent scholars will have a lot to say about the new act over the next year. (There has already been some interesting commentary at Patently-O.)
But I start clerking tomorrow, so I am leaving Written Description in other capable hands while I take a one-year blogging break. You will still be able to follow WD on Facebook and Twitter (as well as by email or with RSS readers), and feel free to email any of the blog authors with your suggestions, questions, or comments. Since I started this blog almost eight months ago, I have gotten to know so many interesting people in the patent community—both scholars and practitioners—and I really appreciate all of your feedback. Looking forward to jumping back into the conversation in a year!