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.
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).
A couple of observations about our first patent award. First, it took almost five years; and second, it's worth the wait. We have always known that CodeRank was important – and its terrific to get the confirmation that we were right.