Your true potential lies way, way down in the depths of your soul… in the pit of...– Melissa Christino
Nortel Patents Fetch $4.5B
Google Loses Nortel Patents - Apple , BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM), Microsoft , Ericsson , Sony and EMC
25% Americans don’t have a landline … 89% own a mobile device– http://www.tgdaily.com/mobility-features/56925-americans-turn-away-from-landlines
Mobile commerce is expected to reach $31 billion by 2016.
The 20:6:3:1 Rule
Just learned about it yesterday!
TI and Eolas sign patent licensing deal
Apple expands patent infringement claims against...
Issues I see with Apple and Twitter Integration
Twitter is still experiencing scalability issues as evident by my own personal use in which I keep getting errors every now and then. What makes Apple believe that Twitter can comfortably handle the additional load of planned integration is beyond my understanding… Stories circulating around related to Apple handing Twitter the keys to it’s iOS kingdom seem to carry significant...
Nokia loses 3G patent infringement case in UK
Google gets OK from DOJ but Nortel delays patent...
ReCaptcha: Instead of building custom solutions and re-inventing the wheel, entrepreneurs and developers should seriously consider using recaptcha to implement CAPTCHA capabilities to their application. A few immediate benefits I see: Anti-bot technology: so you don’t have to worry about automated malicious bots Noble cause: You’re helping digitizing the books one word at a time ...
OndaVia: Complex on-site water testing in 15...
Did you know that complete water testing can actually take days? Yesterday, at the HBS Harvard Angels quarterly meeting, I got to see the presentation by the founder of OndaVia. The simple high-margin replaceable cartridge system for complex on-site water testing in 15 minutes definitely seems like the testing technology to have for near-instant results (comparatively speaking). Check them out...
Crunchful: Superfood snacks!!!
This had to come from an Indian :) Crunchful: Superfood snacks made via a patented process!!! Say yes to Pulseeds!!! Yesterday, at HBS Harvard Angels meeting, I got a chance to see a presentation by the founder of Pulfoods, the creator of Crunchful brand superfood snacks. I asked the founder about plans to incorporate vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 to target her snacks to energy / alertness market....
Nokia Wins Smartphone Patent Infringement...
Apple will pay Nokia an undisclosed sum upfront + per-unit royalties (ongoing). Based on media reports, Microsoft is speculated to be in talks to acquire Nokia to the tune of $15B+. Microsoft, of course, backed Nokia in the patent infringement suit. More Nokia expected settlement from Apple: $600M Nokia expected/rumored to get $11.50 / iPhone sold by Apple Nokia vs. Apple Nokia wins big...
Innovation is a key ingredient for a successful startup and equally so is...– Frank Mashraqi
Work like a startup so you don’t remain a startup.– Mashraqi
The four essential point-of-view states for measuring: 1) completely empty 2)...– Mashraqi
Adam Smith had the right question but got satisfied with the first answer that...– Mashraqi
If I leave without your signature, this agreement begins to disintegrate.– Michael Douglas > (The Game)
Once you get it down on the paper, you have my full support– Michael Douglas - The Game
EFF Calls for Apple to indemnify app developers
Do Facebook and Google control too much... →
Write patent claims exactly as they would be infringed– notes from patent litigation training
SAP ordered to pay $345M in patent infringement... →
AppDeveloperApocalypse continues as more sued over... →
$2.2 billion loss for US Postal Service in first 3...
could default on federal payments. 41 billion less mail pieces than 2010 (for same period) cut 130,000 jobs over past few years As Netflix focuses more on streaming, USPS is going to take an ever bigger hit
Petition to make special
A petition to make special can be granted because:the patent will enable manufacture of the invention,the patent is being infringed,one of the inventors is over the age of 65 or is ill to the point where they may not be available to assist in the prosecution of the patent,the head of a government agency requests that the application be made special,the patent relates to certain areas including...
XPRT vs eBay - $3.8B patent infringement lawsuit →
David Kappos testifies on issues related to...
David Kappos is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the USPTO. He testified before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Committee on the judiciary U.S. House of Representatives. Reform proposals under discussion: First-Inventor-to-File USPTO Fee Settings and Funding Post-grant review proceedings Litigation-Related...
Patent bar exam updated by USPTO
The USPTO has updated it’s patent bar exam effective 04/12/2011 The revised exam questions will be based on the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) Edition 8, Revision 8, along with other published USPTO policy and procedure reference materials. Administration of the previous version of the registration examination ceased April 4, 2011. “Patent applicants and examiners will...
Patent office dilemma
Big Data →
Protesting or Opposing the grant of a published... →
Microsoft vs i4i Argument Transcript →
Patent Alert: Waste Energy Recycling Engine
Rare patent infringement suit between Huawei and...
Huawei’s lawsuits accuse ZTE of infringing patents for data cards and improperly using a Huawei-registered trademark on some of its products. “We will do whatever is required to ensure that the use of Huawei’s intellectual property by any company is based on internationally accepted protocols and practices,” said Huawei’s chief legal officer, Song Liuping, in a...
Oracle to toss 129 of 132 patent claims
Having reviewed the parties’ memoranda regarding the reexamination proceedings and the streamlining of this action, for which counsel are thanked, the Court proposes a three-step process, as below. Each side may file a five-page (double spaced, twelve-point Times New Roman font, no footnotes, and no attachments) critique of the tentative schedule by NOON ON MAY 6, 2011. After taking any...
Novel Patents may get valued at more than $1B
“The Nortel portfolio is a big threat to everybody. Whoever buys this has a very big nuclear weapon. Moving forward, there’s only RPX and a cash-rich corporation that will counter the Google bid.” Peter Holden expects the bidding to reach as high as $1.5B.
Paul Allen is a patent troll, says Steve Wozniak
In other words, any fifth-grader could come up with the same approach. That patent-troll thing. The other night Paul Allen was speaking at the Computer History Museum and I had four tickets. And I decided at the last minute not to go, because I remembered he’s suing all these companies like Apple and Google – but he’s not suing Microsoft – because he bought all these patents
Facebook for Patents
In what is akin to a “Facebook for Patents” — a company named Article One Partners, which received the Silicon Alley Tech Startup of the Year prize, offers compensation to researchers from 176 countries to strengthen patents, reduce the risk of infringement assertions by competitors, and improve patent quality.
Red Hat says that it's better to just pay patent...
“When it’s so little money, at some point, bluntly, it’s better to settle than fight these things out.”
LastPass: data fuck up
data juveniles??? “In this case, we couldn’t find that root cause. After delving into the anomaly we found a similar but smaller matching traffic anomaly from one of our databases in the opposite direction (more traffic was sent from the database compared to what was received on the server). Because we can’t account for this anomaly either, we’re going to be paranoid and assume the worst:...
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Importance of hiring the key people
Your number one priority isn’t any of these things. Your highest priority right now is hiring the 1 or 2 people that are going to join your company and make a difference. There’s you and your killer CTO co-founder. But who else is going to get out there and close your big biz dev deals with you? Who’s going to help you with improving your marketing / positioning to become a clear platform...