These are the things I've written that are tagged "patents"

The Twenty-Year Web Cache

Using the metaphor of web comments forms and the annoyance of “your comment may take awhile to appear” messages to describe the inanity of the US Patent system: So imagine that your ideas weren’t improvable by others for twenty years, and also, that you couldn’t build on the ideas of others for the same period […]

The EFF Needs Your Help To Bust A Patent on Podcasting

A company called Volomedia was just granted a patent on “a method for providing episodic media.” and the EFF is tackling it. It walks like bullshit, talks like bullshit, and smells a whole lot like bullshit. The EFF is looking for examples of prior art (Prior to 19 November 2003).

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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