Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Dennis Crouch

  • Apple v. Samsung
  • India: SpicyIP writes that Thompson/Westlaw has been ordered by an Indian to stop distributing copies of Indian Supreme Court Cases that it allegedly copied from the Eastern Book Company reporter.
  • Internet Safe Harbor: The EFF (with Craig Newmark) have created an interesting infographic of the importance of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.  That provision offers a broad safe harbor to internet service providers (including website distributors) against liability created by third-party activity (such as blog comments).  Facebook would not exist without this provision (or something similar).

2 thoughts on “Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Dennis Crouch

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    “Joff Wild (editor of IAM) writes that the decision may again boost patent prices and help Kodak, RIM and Nokia.”

    Has anyone here ever tried to sell his/her tech patent via e.g. ICAP Patent Auction ?

    Good luck :):):)

    Next question: Does this really mean that patents listed by ICAP are somehow inferior to patents litigated in latest mega-trials between tech corporate mostrosities
    (Hint: NO !!!!!!!!)

    God bless this country of double standards

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    Josh wrote:
    “In this industry, patents are not a clean weapon to stop others,” Mr. Rivette said. “The technology, like water, will find its way around impediments.”

    It would seem that Josh is pro-patent, but needs to take some basic courses in product development to understand that he is pro-patent. He may need to have his nose pushed into the dictionary as well to force him to read the definition of incentive.

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