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How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology - POLITICO
So IP ideology (e.g. under Clinton) wasn't some plot - it was just ideology and a lack of planning. Amazingly stupid.
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5 days ago by geof
EFF Wins Final Victory Over Podcasting Patent | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Back in early 2013, the podcasting community was freaking out. A patent troll called Personal Audio LLC had sued comedian Adam Carolla and was threatening a bunch of smaller podcasters. Personal Audio claimed that the podcasters infringed U.S. Patent 8,112,504, which claims a “system for disseminating media content” in serialized episodes. EFF challenged the podcasting patent at the Patent Office in October 2013. We won that proceeding, and it was affirmed on appeal. Today, the Supreme Court rejected Personal Audio’s petition for review. The case is finally over.
We won this victory with the support of our community. More than one thousand people donated to EFF’s Save Podcasting campaign. We also asked the public to help us find prior art. We filed an inter partes review (IPR) petition that showed Personal Audio did not invent anything new, and that other people were podcasting years before Personal Audio first applied for a patent.
podcast  patents  EFF  legal 
8 days ago by rgl7194
The thousands of secret patents that the U.S. government refuses to make public.
The government waited more than 60 years to make public a 1936 patent for a cryptograph. Why?
patents  civics 
10 days ago by emerysnyder
How Sonos played patent hardball to strike Google deal • The Information
Aaron Tilley starts out by explaining how Sonos waved a patent on tuning speakers to rooms to get Google to put Assistant on Sonos products, but this is where it gets more interesting:
<p>Sonos was founded in 2002. Despite being located far from Silicon Valley in Santa Barbara, it managed to become an influential player in the tech industry and has grown to $1bn in revenue in 2017.

Along the way, it built up a portfolio of roughly 1,300 patents and pending applications, around features like how music can be streamed to speakers from phones or servers in the cloud, how antennas are laid out on a device or how the speaker can automatically be tuned. Starting in 2016, Sonos has also begun filing more patents around how voice assistants work with its speaker system, said Mr. Triplett.

Sonos’ patents are ranked number two in the electronics industry, behind only Apple, according to Patent Power ranking in IEEE Spectrum, an engineering magazine. The ranking takes into account not the number of patents, but how often they are cited in other company patents and how influential they are.

“Sonos’ patents are highly cited by other companies,” including the likes of Google, Apple and Bose, said Patrick Thomas, co-founder of 1790 Analytics, the intellectual property firm that conducts the Patent Power ranking every year. “It suggests that these companies are looking at Sonos’ technology and saying this is state of the art and how can we improve it.”

Sonos’ most influential patent was filed in 2004 and describes a method for controlling its sound system across multiple speakers. New speaker systems from Apple and Google include a similar feature.

“This is the key patent in their portfolio,” said Mr. Thomas. “It underpins their technology.”

…Sonos appears to have considered, and then mostly abandoned, trying to make money by licensing. Last year, it hired its first chief licensing officer with Tanya Moore, a veteran patent lawyer used to working out massive patent licensing deals at Microsoft and IBM.

Licensing its patents could generate royalty revenue, but would open up competition for Sonos, making it a short-term approach. Sonos appears to have realized that. Ms. Moore left Sonos earlier this year and the company said it doesn't plan to hire a replacement.</p>

That point about licensing being a problem is worth noting.
sonos  patents 
10 days ago by charlesarthur
RT : Advances in Chinese can no longer be ignored as this post clearly states. More can be fo…
patent  analysis  patents  from twitter
12 days ago by rhyndes
Canon XC-M ??? - Page 3 - EOSHD - EOSHD Forum
You don't understand why companies patent stuff. It is not only to protect a product, most of it is to make it difficult for other people to compete with you. You lay down a minefield, and if there are enough mines then it becomes difficult for them to make a product that is competitive with yours.

That is why companies like Canon or Apple file thousands of patents every year. It is not so they can include that stuff in products, it is to make it hard for OTHER people to make competing products.

I do this for a living. I am just telling you how it works, take it or leave it *shrug*.
21 days ago by foliovision
These experts figured out why so many bogus patents get approved
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is funded by fees—and the agency gets more fees if it approves an application. Unlimited opportunities to refile rejected applications means sometimes granting a patent is the only way to get rid of a persistent applicant. Patent examiners are given less time to review patent applications as they gain seniority, leading to less thorough reviews.
innovation-policy  patents 
4 weeks ago by elrob
The Telegraph by Adam Mossoff :: SSRN
This chapter, written for the forthcoming monograph A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, discusses the scientific, technological, and social context of Samuel F.B. Morse's invention of the telegraph in the 1830s in New York City. Morse’s invention was called the “Lightning Line” and he was called the “Lightning Man,” because of its use of electricity to operate an electro-magnet in making tics on a strip of paper—the dots and dashes also invented by Morse to use on his telegraph and eponymously called Morse Code. Lightning is an apt metaphor if only because it captures perfectly the communications revolution sparked by Morse’s invention, which is still occurring today via the Internet (its undersea fiber optic cables follow the same paths of the telegraph cables first laid in the 1850s). In making possible instantaneous communication of all information the world over, the telecommunications revolution wrought by Morse’s telegraph has impacted everything—industry, commerce, education, and even the English language. In its survey of this wide-ranging impact of Morse’s telegraph, it brings some added color to a man and his invention that most patent lawyers know only via a lawsuit that resulted in a famous Supreme Court decision in 1851, and that many others today know only as the creator of Morse Code.
Telegraph  Patents  Legal-history 
6 weeks ago by quant18

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