Posts filed under “Intellectual Property”

Pat Choate: Our “Innovation Crisis” & Patent Backlog

Innovation Crisis: Job Creation Stalled by Patent Backlog, Says Pat Choate
Stacy Curtin
Yahoo tech Ticker Sep 08, 2010 09:41am–job-creation-stalled-by-patent-backlog-says-pat-choate-535400.html

Category: Intellectual Property, Legal, Technology, Video

Is Wall Street Research a “Valuable Social Good” ?

Earlier this month, Jeff Miller posted an interesting discussion about The Fly on the Wall litigation (lower court decision here; coverage of appellate arguments here). For those of you unfamiliar with The Fly, it is an online service that reproduced a headline feed of Wall Street Research coverage: Upgrades, downgrades, price targets. Several firms (Barclays/Lehman,…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Intellectual Property, Legal, Trading

YouTube Chief Counsel: Viacom is Scum

This is astounding: “For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there. It hired no fewer than 18 different marketing agencies to upload its content to the site. It deliberately ‘roughed up’ the videos to make them look stolen or leaked. It opened YouTube accounts…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Legal, Web/Tech, Weekend

IOC Copyright Idiocy Drives Company to Poetry

UVEX, the ski goggle maker, got a nastygram from an Olympics Committee IP lawyer, forbidding them from using any images — or even mentioning — that gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn uses their equipment. Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With “Bonn”) There once was a lawyer from the IOC, who…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Sports, Weekend

5 Most Expensive Pieces of Art

Alberto Giacometti: L’Homme qui marche I $104.3 million  (sculpture) Pablo Picasso’s Parisian boy smoking a pipe (painting) 1994 for $104.1 million Picasso Dora Maar au chat $95.2 million in 2006 auction Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II $87.9 million Francis Bacon’s Triptych $86.3 million in 2008. Hat tip CNN/

Category: Intellectual Property, Weekend

How Google Can Better Fulfill “Don’t Be Evil”

I’m a longtime fanboy of Google, an early beta tester of their search product, and one of the few on Wall Street who was allowed to speak about their IPO, as my firm was not an underwriter (I said it was “well worth buying at the IPO price”). Color me unimpressed with their latest variant…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Technology, Weblogs

What Was Most Surprising About Writing ?

A friend asked me an interesting question over the weekend: What was the thing about writing the book that surprised you the most? Lots of things about the process were pretty much as I expected. The deadlines, the structural changes, the battles with publishers/editors — were all pretty much as you would imagine. The importance…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Bailout Nation, Film, Intellectual Property, Psychology, Television

The Big Picture X 3?

Category: Intellectual Property, Weblogs

Category: Derivatives, Intellectual Property, Markets, Psychology, Real Estate

BNN Appearance re: Apple and Palm

Category: Intellectual Property, Media, Web/Tech