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The Wizard of Oz

When one is the subject of a careless character assassination, one likes to know, “who is the assassin.”  In the shadow world of corporations, it is often difficult to pin the tail on the donkey.  If a corporation accuses an … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Patents is Over

President Obama signed the so-called “America Invents Act” on Friday, September 16, 2011.  After a Senate vote of 89 – 9, with two Senators not voting, H. R. 1249 was passed to the President, who enthustiastically endorsed the Leahy-Smith America … Continue reading

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HP Folds the Cards

I read the news today, oh boy.  According to Bloomberg News, Hewlett-Packard Co. is considering spinning off its PC division and that it will discontinue products that run webOS software.  The kill on the HP TouchPad comes about two months … Continue reading

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Battle of the Titans

So, Google, the wallflower at the Nortel dance decides to buy Motorola for 12.5 billion dollars.  This is good news for those holding patents in the mobile handset space.  At 17,000 patents, this works out to $735,000 per patent, plus … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About the Patents, It’s About the Inventors

Missing in the recent controversy about the Apple/Microsoft consortium on the acquisition to 6,000 patents and patent applications in a bankruptcy auction of Nortel assets, is the absence of any mention of inventors. This is likely in keeping with the … Continue reading

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