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Innovation Speed = (Moore's Law*Metcalfe's Law)/Patent Lawsuit Activity

Yesterday I was engaged in a conversation with TMC senior editor Peter Bernstein and we were discussing the pace of innovation and whether there is some formula which can explain how much more quickly things are happening today. Interestingly I...

Now You Need to be a Lawyer to Understand Tech?

It seemed to start off slowly but now the trend is gaining momentum - lawsuits over patents in tech are everywhere and its tough to make decisions which are best for your company when you aren't sure if the products...

Apple Sues Amazon over App Store Name

Apple, not content to sue Microsoft for using the term App Store is now going after Amazon citing potential confusion in the market. In reality though it is tough to see how App store is not a generic term and/or...

An App Store is an App Store

I generally agree with Microsoft that the term “app” is generic – meaning it is a general word used commonly and not associated with any company or brand. Certainly the term “killer app” has been around for decades so the...

Viacom Lawsuit Against YouTube and Google gets Juicy

In one of the most unusual stories I have seen in a while, media and Internet titans Viacom and Google are sparring publicly. Earlier this week court documents revealed a YouTube cofounder consistently uploaded copyrighted material to the site to...

Microsoft Uses Courts and Other Companies to Fight Google

In the blink of an eye a company can become invisible on a search engine due to an algorithm or policy change and in the process they can lose millions of dollars or more. Last month an internet marketing company...

News From Oracle, RIM, Google, Apple, Twitter and More

TMC Had its Holiday party last night but that didn't stop an amazing amount of interesting news from happening in the last 12-18 hours or so. I've got lots of opinion and analysis to share on many of the happenings....

Divorce by Text Message

Wow -- technology has evolved to a point where a single text message can end a marriage. Check out this CNN video which shows men but not women can start a divorce with a  single text message. Embedded video from...

How Apple Can Wreck Your Business

After $500,000 in development costs, FreedomVOICE has abandoned the Beta test of Newber, an application which blended the best of VoIP and location awareness to allow users to direct calls to various phones. The app even allows you to swap...

Patent Trolls Symptom of Problem

Here is a well-written piece by Timothy B. Lee at the Cato Institute which focuses on how we can improve the patent system. It points out that patent trolls are merely a symptom of a patent system which is dysfunctional....

President Obama, Forget the Shovels, Fix the Patent System Mess

Although it is too early to know for sure, the RPX Defensive Patent Aggregation Service has just signed Epson and added it to other big names like Cisco and IBM. As you may recall this organization is like a mega...

Why Verizon Just Did The Web a Huge Favor

The Web's Gain is Google's loss This is an important time of year for cybersquatters as one of them just lost a $33.2 million dollar case against Verizon. The details are as follows... A company called OnlineNIC was ordered by...

The Why of the Storm

I have noticed the Blackberry Storm has improved a good deal over past weeks but this it seems is not enough to keep people from returning these handheld computers at a record clip. While it is impossible to know for...

Google's Can't Search Its Own E-mails?

Google is the best company in the world at complex search, by far. Hands down. They do it better than anyone. Yahoo and Microsoft have thrown billions at projects which they hoped would allow them to catch up with Google....

DVR Ruling Good For Web Video and Cable

This past weekend the DVR in my house started to make an odd and intermittent buzzing noise. Suffice it to say it needs to go back to my cable operator. As I recall, the last time I had a DVR...

Some Weeked Intelligent Design Info

If you are interested in the debate regarding evolution versus Intelligent Design, be sure to check out this article which convincingly shows why intelligent design is more beleif than science. Very interesting.Excerpt:"Evolution is an organizing principle and when we call...

Amazon Fights for First Amendment

The scary part about so much information about people being in a single place is that the government knows where to look. This is a good thing when they are investigating a suspect but when they start to investigate the...

Red Hat Takes Anti-Patent Stance

Red Hat, a leader in the open source software market is taking a major stance against the current patent system. An important case referred to as the Biliski Case is now being decided by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals...

Virginia Court: Spam is not Protected Speech

Virginia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the first US felony conviction for spamming. The spammer will serve nine years in prison for sending what authorities believe to be millions of messages over a two-month period in 2003. Jeremy Jaynes, a...

Jury Duty Today

Today I am serving in Federal jury duty and as I sit in this courtroom, I am thankful for the fact that I have fast Internet access. Part of the reason for the rapid access must be because the documents...

Vonage Resellers Concerned

I just heard through the grapevine that a major retailer has told a VoIP provider that if there is any more bad Vonage news they will pull the Vonage boxes off shelves and replace them with another company. I haven’t...

Polaris IP

Polaris IP is a company you probably never heard of but they have a patent on an e-mail routing system and are using it to sue the Internet’s largest companies. In particular, Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, A9, Borders, AOL and IAC/Interactive...

Vonage Saved Once Again

The nation’s leading pure-play VoIP telephone replacement service has received a new and perhaps temporary lease on life as the U.S. Court of Appeals extended the stay of an earlier decision allowing Vonage to continue signing up new customers.  ...

More on The VoIP Patent Mess

A number of people in the telecom industry tell me they have looked at the Verizon patents being used against Vonage and they say they have been doing the things that are claimed in the patents before Verizon filed. My...

Vonage Has No Workaround

Apparently the Verizon patents are sufficiently broad as to not allow Vonage to have a workaround. This according to the USA Today. I was wondering myself how a workaround could take place on these patents as they seem to cover...
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