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May 26, 2010 by

Patent office reboots green tech patent program

Last week, I wrote about the government's plan to accelerate the handout of green technology patents, because I was perplexed by the fact that more companies weren't taking advantage of the program. Apparently, according to intellectual property experts, one reason for the slow uptake has been the fact that the classification categories it covered were very limited.

May 20, 2010 by

Time to bone up on green tech patents

Over the past several months, I've received various pitches from PR types representing intellectual property/patent lawyers focused on the green tech patent acceleration program announced by the Obama administration late last year.The idea behind that pilot was to accelerate the examination of green technology patent applications.

October 6, 2009 by

Countdown to Google Voice on iPhone

AT&T has given the green light for Apple to distribute applications that can make internet phone calls, like Skype. Does this have anyone else wondering how long it's going to be before Google Voice is approved for distribution through the App Store?

August 26, 2008

Inventor sues Google, Verizon, others on voicemail

Inventor Judah Klausner filed a voice mail patent lawsuit on Tuesday against Google, Verizon Communications, and others. Verizon has already sued Klausner over the validity of his patents.

February 7, 2008 by

Linus Torvalds at 2008

Linus Torvalds is the star guest at Australia's annual Linux conference. once again took a video crew to Melbourne in January and caught up with the man behind Linux.

October 18, 2007 by

BlackBerry Patent app boosts ability to simultaneously work with voice and data applications

A newly published BlackBerry Patent application entitled Advanced Voice and Data Operations in a Mobile Communications Device describes a technology that greatly eases these related processes.The Patent Abstract provides at least some insight into what is being proposed here:A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions.

May 17, 2007 by

Asterisk open source company "not worried" about Microsoft patent heat

Ever since the "patent infringement" hissing and dissing match between Microsoft and the open source community flared up earlier this week, I've been wondering how Asterisk open source solution providers are looking at this issue.True, none of the 236 open source patents Microsoft is claiming infringement upon directly relate to voice.

September 18, 2006 by

Green generator to pilot -work environment technologies"

New Zealand -green" power generator and retailer Meridian Energy is to pilot new workplace technologies, including a unified IP communications platform, to be fully deployed after the company moves to a new Wellington waterfront headquarters next September.The strategy behind the trials is to define and test what it calls -Workplace Environment Technologies" that support the company's strategy and its statement of principles called -The Meridian Way".


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