mako: patents (63)

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  1. Dan Ravicher is named lawyer of the week. You can read an expanded version of that phrase if you pay a whole bunch of money to some law journal. I didn't. Congrats Dan!
  2. "We should legislate that developing, distributing, or running a program on generally used computing hardware does not constitute patent infringement."
  3. Very cool oped by Posner on the state of the patent system. He thinks its totally broken but, because he's Richard Posner, he has some ideas of what to do about it.
  4. "In his remarkable ruling, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner stated that there was no point in holding a trial because it was apparent that neither side could show they had been harmed by the other’s patent infringement. He said he was inclined to dismiss the case with prejudice — meaning the parties can’t come back to fight over the same patents — and that he would enter a more formal opinion confirming this next week."
  5. "The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced a new initiative on Tuesday to seek reform of the United States patent system. But conspicuously missing from the list is the most direct and obvious way to solve the problem: exclude software from patent protection altogether."
  6. updated: 2012-04-18, original: 2012-04-18 to , , , , , , - Archived Link
  7. updated: 2011-11-08, original: 2011-11-08 to , , , , , - Archived Link
  8. "Here’s a provocative talk by Michael Heller about the problems of private ownership."
  9. The piece doesn't suggest that startups might really want patents because they are a signal to investors. It's a crap reason, and a good reason to change the system since it only costs startups valuable resources at time when they need them, but it's the reason I've seen in the research.
  10. Funny. I suggested to some FSF folks that they might want to transcode an OGG file for TAL at a party on Friday. Quick work! :)
  11. IV response to TAL piece critical of IV. Summary: "Haters gonna hate."
  12. Nice little gloss on the TAL take on software patenting.
    updated: 2012-06-18, original: 2011-08-01 to , , , , , , , , - Archived Link
  13. This is absolutely worth the hour. Intellectual Ventures really is that bad.
  14. "The Global Responsibility License (GRL) makes it easier for patent holders to make a significant contribution to aiding vulnerable populations in the poorest countries because it is a modular license, created specifically for the use of IP for development purposes."
  15. Mostly a summary of how the CAFC is out of line in its strong support for pantents: "So, it is with only slight satisfaction that I report the Supreme Court yesterday accepted another patent case. This is another instance where the CAFC went far beyond merely interpreting the patent statute in order to benefit patentees and harm the public. I am confident it will be another instance where the Supreme Court will correct the CAFC."
  16. The government agrees with PubPat. Good news.
  17. Syummary: Everybody sues everybody.
  18. Wait, isn't a patent on DRM which makes it less easy (or more expensive) for others to do a good thing?
  19. 2010-03-02 to , , , , - Archived Link
  20. Huh. I know women who wear bras in part so that they can HIDE their nipples!
  21. Article by Jeremy Allison about why mono is a problem. I think he's right.
  22. HOT SHIT. Bilksi is going to SCOTUS.

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