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Keith Bergelt: The Case for Market Based Patent Reform

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| In the wake of the financial crisis and its 
| attendant repercussions across the global 
| economy, the U.S. Congress stands poised to 
| address the issue of patent reform. Much 
| debated and long anticipated, patent reform 
| legislation is back under consideration with 
| the bill possibly coming up for vote, prior 
| to the end of 2009. Under the stewardship of 
| a set of legislators well sensitized to the 
| salient issues and with the thoughtful 
| counsel of David Kappos, President Obamaâs 
| business savvy head of the U.S. Patent and 
| Trademark Office (USPTO), the stars are 
| aligning to usher in legislation that 
| promises to offer significant advances in an 
| arena that has been overdue for reform.
| [...]
| OIN has created a model that can be 
| replicated across many industries. OIN, a 
| defensive patent pool established by IBM, 
| NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, and Sony to 
| keep the Linux Community free of patent-
| related issues and ensure freedom of action, 
| launched Linux Defenders in December 2008. 
| The program and associated website 
| (www.linuxdefenders.org) enables the 
| contribution of prior art through its 
| portal. For already granted patents, Linux 
| Defendersâ Post Issue Peer to Patent program 
| solicits prior art that can be used to 
| support requests for patent reexam. The 
| third element of the Linux Defenders 
| platform highlights the difference between 
| patents and defensive publications and leads 
| inventors through a process that allows 
| inventions to be codified and made 
| accessible to patent examiners as an 
| effective form of prior art.
| [...]
| The foregoing dynamics underscore the need 
| for legislative, regulatory and judicial 
| patent reform coupled with market-led patent 
| reform. Absent a joint market, industry and 
| government effort that is comprehensive and 
| seeks to resolve all of the challenges posed 
| by todayâs patent system, the result of 
| legislative reform will be suboptimal. 


An Explanation of Computation Theory for Lawyers

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| If I had to describe the fairly universal 
| geek reaction to the oral argument at the US 
| Supreme Court on Monday in In Re Bilski, I 
| would have to say it's a worry that some of 
| the participants didn't seem to understand 
| computers or the tech behind software very 
| well.


Supremes wrestle with business method, software patents

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| The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in 
| the Bilski case on Monday. The wide-ranging 
| discussion included significant discussion 
| about the patentability of software and also 
| touched on the patentability of horse-
| training and speed-dating methods.



Patently Opaque

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| What was in this lot of 22 patents that would
| specifically worry the Linux community? The OIN
| supplied The H with a list of the patents:
|    * Encoding a URL into the playback of a media file
|    (5987509, 6499057, 5774666, 6963906)
|    * Broadcasting video over distributed networks
|    (6005600, 6792468, 7448062)
|    * Launching a browser and sending it to a URL by
|    clicking an icon (5737560, 5877767, 6072491,
|    7032185)
|    * Launching applications through a movie (5745713)
|    * Colour space conversions (5946113, 6147772)
|    * Web page annotations (6081829, 6571295)
|    * Web publishing hypertext (5890170)
|    * Web publishing and editing with templates
|    (6026433)
|    * A Method for painting on a computer (5182548)
|    * Virtual Address Translation (6205531)
|    * Dynamically generating graphics for the web on the
|    server (6098092)
|    * Dynamic information clipping service (5649186)


The real patent threat: Not Microsoft

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| Hence, while the open-source world is up in arms about Microsoft's TomTom
| patent suit, it should be far more worried about news that Intellectual
| Ventures has grabbed another 500 patents through a deal with Telcordia
| Technologies, as TechFlash reports. Intellectual Ventures, arguably the
| world's largest patent troll, is set up to do nothing more than license its
| intellectual property, which it has done to the tune of hundreds of millions
| of dollars.


Intellectual Ventures adds to patent pile with new deal

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| Intellectual Ventures is adding to its huge pile of patents. The
| Bellevue-based firm, founded by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, is
| today announcing a partnership with broadband company Telcordia Technologies,
| giving it access to more than 500 Telcordia patents. Intellectual Ventures
| has also pledged to fund Telcordia research and development.


Checking in on Nathan Myhrvold

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| I'd suggest the business be called Intellectual Vultures' ... because that is
| exactly what Nathan is bringing to the table - nothing. This business model
| stifles and prevents creative idea, and is yet another made up securities
| model that preys on other people's legitimate hard work.
| When he was at Microsoft, he had zero practical ideas and I see he's still
| doing the same, only this time, he's screwing the whole public. This business
| is living on the backs of other people because they don't know how to spell
| the word âinnovation'. How about coming up with an original and useful idea
| and earn it the old fashion way?
| Nathan should be ashamed of this practice and he should be investigated by
| the FTC for predatory business practices.


Nathan Myhrvoldâs Patent Extortion Fund Is Reaping Hundreds Of Millions of

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| Donât blame Nathan Myhrvold for taking advantage of the culture of rampant
| patent litigation in this country. He is only doing what large companies with
| vast patent portfolios such as IBM and Microsoft do on a daily basis: use the
| threat of patent infringement litigation to strike lucrative patent licensing
| deals. Except Myhrvold, who used to be Bill Gatesâ right-hand man at
| Microsoft during the 1990s, does it through his patent-gobbling fund,
| Intellectual Ventures.


Invention Capitalism & the Law: Checking in on Nathan Myhrvold

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| Myhrvold told the WSJ that he acknowledges facing resistance from companies
| he targets for licenses. But his patent inventory gives him leverage to
| extract settlements without litigation. âI say, âI canât afford to sue you on
| all of these, and you canât afford to defend on all these,ââ he said.


Nathan Myhrvold: Alpha patent troll?

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| Former Microsoft exec Nathan Myhrvold has been collecting patents, extracting
| fees from technology companies via his company Intellectual Ventures. Is
| Myhrvold a patent troll with tech cred?
| The Wall Street Journal has a long account of Myhrvoldâs patent collecting
| efforts and how he is winning multimillion dollar payments from the likes of
| Verizon and Cisco. These payments are top secret material, but Myhrvoldâs
| firm is the one reaping the rewards. Intellectual Ventures has more than
| 20,000 patents. In many respects, Myhrvold is just a patent trader. A few
| lawsuits could define him as a troll quickly though.


Tech Guru Riles the Industry

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| Over the past few years, the former Microsoft Corp. executive has quietly
| amassed a trove of 20,000-plus patents and patent applications related to
| everything from lasers to computer chips. He now ranks among the world's
| largest patent-holders -- and is using that clout to press tech giants to
| sign some of the costliest patent-licensing deals ever negotiated.

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