Thursday, March 05, 2009

Patents and Google

Google Patent Chief: Patent reform needed more than ever
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 11:29 AM PST

Editorial by Michelle Lee, Head of Patents and Patent Strategy at Google, See http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/03/patent-reform-needed-more-than-ever.html

3 comments:

Sandy Lau said...

I found this article about "TWITTER.com" that may be of interest:

"Appeal says juror sent 'tweets' during $12.6M case"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A building materials company and its owner have appealed a $12.6 million verdict against them, alleging that a juror posted messages on Twitter.com during the trial that show he's biased against them.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090313/ap_on_re_us/juror_tweets

Kylie said...

I came across a similar article last week: "A man on trial in New York for possession of a weapon has been acquitted after subpoenaing his arresting officer's Facebook and MySpace accounts. His defense: Officer Vaughan Ettienne's MySpace "mood" was set to "devious" on the day of the arrest..."
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/11/2235202&from=rss

On another note, 13th March (Friday) was apparently the 20th birthday of the world wide web: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2009/03/happy-birthday-www.html

Kylie said...

And another: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/18/1341233&from=rss