Google has just opened up a patent search service that is going to put a number of research companies out of business soon, bringing the ability for anyone to easily search the US patent database.

For example, here's the two patents with my name on them (no, I am not proud...)

And here's a few that my father did (real inventions, not process patent crap mine above...)

But for more fun, here's one from Microsoft where they site a message on the Linux kernel mailing list in their publication list.

And this list should give people a pause when they think that no one is out there doing patents on Linux kernel things.

But this patent looks like my favorite one right now as I'm sure Dave Jones would agree.

posted Thu, 14 Dec 2006 in [/diary]


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