Some Clouds Dissipate

06 August 2008

It seems that someone at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) finally realized that "laughingstock" and "USPTO" should no longer be in the same sentence.

The USPTO has canceled the Notice of Allowance for Dell to trademark "Cloud Computing", which I mentioned in this post. Phew.

I wonder if this same person is now going to look at some of the more, er, obvious patents that have or are about to be granted. Did you know for example Microsoft has a patent on the three-ring binder? Issued in November 2007?

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Scott Woods

"I wonder if this same person is now going to look at some of the more, er, obvious patents that have or are about to be granted. Did you know for example Microsoft has a patent on the three-ring binder? Issued in November 2007?"

Yea thats the beauty of the US legal system.  Rubber stamp the patent and let the lawyers duke it out.

6 August, 2008

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