He stole the identities of the world’s rich and famous—Paul Allen, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison, to name a few. Until the New York City police busted 32-year-old Abraham Abdallah, it seemed that a diabolically gifted hacker, not a … [Read more...] about A Touch of Money
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A police raid on a suspected counterfeiter in China's Guangdong province turns up US $1.2 million in fake computer parts and documents--enough to produce not only complete servers and personal computers but also the packaging material, labels, and even the warranty cards to go … [Read more...] about Bogus!
A patent, any good patent attorney will tell you, isn't a right to do something, it's a right to keep others from doing it. If your invention is a good one, they'll pay you for the privilege of using it for the patent's 20-year life. If they don't license your patent voluntarily … [Read more...] about Patent Profiteers
On May 23, 1997, Atlanta inventor Clyde Bryant filed for a U.S. patent on his conception of an improved internal combustion engine. In written descriptions of 26 claims and in 34 pages of diagrams, he disclosed an auto engine that aims not only to burn fuel more cleanly but also … [Read more...] about Patents Go Global
There exists in my life a complex duality in my relationship to electronics. As a purveyor of Apple and IBM computers, I am, of course, interested and excited by the latest makes and models, their incremental improvements constantly narrowing the gap between the brains of the … [Read more...] about OPINION Bluetooth, Neural Networks and Talking Toaster Ovens