The US patent system is finally close to a major revision. The key provision is a change from ‘first to invent’ to ‘first to file’. It makes complete sense since IP ownership can be clearly traced to a document with a date...
What's in your code?
Does Google want to be a smartphone company? Maybe not – but you couldn’t tell from the headline this morning. $12.5B to acquire Motorola Mobility. But wait – they lined up HTC, Samsung and others to say that they thought the idea was a good one.
the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an default judgment upholding the validity of the Busybox GPL license and ordering Westinghouse Digital to pay triple damages for copyright infringement.
Code search requires a special purpose search engine, and so we’re very pleased that Palamida has been granted a US patent for our algorithm for Massive Multi-Pattern Searching (No. 7,711,719).
It took seven years, but one of the biggest software IP cases in the past decade is apparently done. It was this case that brought the software IP and copyrights to the forefront of industry attention, and accelerate awareness & interest in our company.