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Anthony McCain is a law student at Mizzou where he is focusing on intellectual property; He has a background in mechanical engineering.

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    The shift came after a meeting of white nationalists inside the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington on Nov. 19, where members threw Nazi salutes and shouted, “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”

    The man they were saluting was the white nationalist who coined the term “alternative right,” Richard Spencer, who had just given an anti-Semitic speech in which he quoted Nazi propaganda and called the United States a “white country.”

    One white nationalist called it “the Heil Heard Around the World.” Coverage of the Nazi salutes went viral, and public reaction was severe.

    But not on the patent blogs! Here we got to listen to a pack of rich white attorneys complain about how “political correctness is the worst thing ever” and about whites being “demonized” … in San Francisco! And this is one of the “lefty” blogs.

    Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

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        Remember, folks: this is the same “anon” who has spent years here preaching to us about “lefties”, “commies”, “socialists”, “star chambers”, “gest@po tactics”, “ivory towerism”, “Chamberlain,” and all kinds of other silliness that he learned from the same wingn-t junk peddlers who taught America that the biggest threat to the country was black people voting twice.

        But he’s totally not a hypocrite! Nope. He’s a very serious person.


          You rather omit the fact that all of those comments had direct ties to – gasp – patent issues.

          So no, Malcolm, there is zero hypocrisy here on my part.

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      And it’s pretty funny that you think that I am a “rich white guy.”

      I could be white, black, yellow, red, or any combination, but it is you that is trying to play the race card on someone that you are clueless about.

      How fricken sad.

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        it’s pretty funny that you think that I am a “rich white guy.”

        I could be white, black, yellow, red, or any combination,

        Indeed. And your poor grasp of English suggests that you’re not a native speaker. But the number of non-whites who run around crying about how “PC is the worst thing ever” is pretty small. Add to that you’re obsession with patent maximalization and all your other right-leaning silliness and it’s pretty easy to make an accurate call.

        By the way, I’m a white patent attorney with a Ph.D. and my income is in the top 10% (at least). I’m not ashamed to admit it, just like I’m not ashamed to come right out and state my beliefs about all kinds of stuff (unlike you — but we all know why that’s the case).


          and it’s pretty easy to make an accurate call.

          Except you are not accurate.


          Plus, you engage in the very thing that you accuse others of – “Go figure Folks”

          and state my beliefs about all kinds of stuff (unlike you

          4 real? You think I do not state my beliefs…?

          Rather sad, Malcolm.


            You think I do not state my beliefs…?

            “You’re wrong because I’m always right” doesn’t count, “anon.”

            Nice try, though.

            Also, what color do you believe you are? We all noticed that you refused to say. Coward much? Yup.

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    It would suit Tilson just fine if voters who backed Trump because he promised to rein in Wall Street are furious now that he’s surrounding himself with bankers and billionaires.

    “I can take glee in that — I think Donald Trump conned them,” said Tilson, who runs Kase Capital Management. “I worried that he was going to do crazy things that would blow the system up. So the fact that he’s appointing people from within the system is a good thing.”


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    Matt Levy: Software can be just as work-intensive and innovative as any other field, so it’s hard to justify some sort of complete patenting exception for software.

    Actually it’s not hard at all. Also the amount of work it takes to produce something is not and has never been an excuse for the patent eligibility of that work or the product of that work (ask a lawyer or a film director).

    The rest of Matt’s article is basically a plea for everyone to “settle down” and accept a “technological solution” test for innovations in logic. Several points regarding that: (1) the patent maximalists have been screeching and howling against any such test since forever so it’s kinda funny to see them huddling around this goalpost now; (2) “new” logic isn’t new technology; (3) if the patent maximalists want this “technology” test they better be prepared to provide evidence of their alleged improvements using controlled experiments just like the rest of the grown-up arts. That’ll be fun to watch.

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      Sounds like you still think that [Old Box] somehow has all future improvements to the machine that come by way of software “already in there”…

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