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

The Twenty-Year Web Cache

07 July 2011

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 […]

Patent-Trolling “Intellectual Ventures” Using Over 1,000 Shell Companies

28 August 2010

Possibly the worst patent trolls ever. Their business model is to threaten companies into paying them for use of their (often dubious) patents, using shell companies so the action can’t be traced back to them. Just so we’re clear on Extra Future’s position: Intellectual Ventures is a jackass company run by jackasses. The fact that […]

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