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 ...



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


Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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?