Monday, May 14, 2007

Slightly silly ...

The Good

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirms obviousness and basically puts a dent into the idea of Internet-related patents that have a close non-Internet corollary i.e. looks like you can't say this common service plus internet is non-obvious.

The Bad

Microsoft says that open source projects infringe 235 of its patents. Why do I feel we have been here before? The terms SCO and FUD keep coming to mind.

and the ...

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DRM company threatens to sue Apple and Microsoft for NOT using its products.

3 comments:

Michael Clarke said...

Though more optimistically (digging around after stumbling across your blog) MS have been smacked down recently in one patent tussle.

Michael Clarke said...

Sorry wrong link - correct one. Doh!

swardley said...

I picked this one up recently as well, it's a positive step in the right direction.

Excellent name for a blog - Green Tea Ice Cream.

Jenny tells me you're London based?