Monthly Archives: May 2008

Maybe I am wrong?

The SG patent referred to is 95940 and has an application number of 200301820-7. Now checking on the IPOS site, it looks like the one I spent time looking at 200503881-5 was not the one in question. Thanks to Stephan … Continue reading

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It is a false alarm really!

I just spent some time reading through the specifications of the patent. In a nutshell, it is about people who want to protect their images (trademarks, videos, photos, logos etc) so that it cannot be faked. Remember that IANAL, but … Continue reading

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VueStar and all their smarts

I think we can have prior art references to throw out their silly patent. You can get their specifications from here – it is a zipped file about 1M in size. Check Keystone Law Corporation’s site for a legal alert. … Continue reading

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Looks like another streetdirectory.com wannabe

Seems like yet another streetdirectory.com wannabe wants to sue companies for linking via a “patented” method of “Locating web-sites using visual images”. See this. These guys surely know how to become the pariah of the online world. The fact that … Continue reading

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OOXML is dead!

Got a call at 4:46 in the morning from a colleague of mine saying that the broken-ooxml-corrupted-into-ISO is dead. Microsoft has finally agreed to support ODF in their product instead of the dishonest way they did that “through a third … Continue reading

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Slow news day @Computerworld?

Computerworld is carrying a story about how it is one year since Redmond alleged the FOSS community to have infinged a couple of hundred of “their” patents. It sure does look like a SLOW news day. “Yeah, let’s dig up … Continue reading

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Let’s airdrop, and do a land invasion of Burma

I have said on May 10th that we should charge the Burmese rulers for genocide and crimes against humanity – and now finally, it has been brought up in the at the UN. Instead of talking, we should be helping … Continue reading

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