Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

The ugly process of patent enforcement

The long ugly process of collecting on your patents . . .

Excerpt:

“If you’ve ever used a modem to surf the Internet, chances are good that you’ve paid some money to Brent Townshend. Townshend, a 44-year-old inventor at Townshend Intellectual Property in Menlo Park, won patents for the invention of the 56-kilobit-per-second modems that have sold in the hundreds of millions since 1996. But he hasn’t been able to collect from everyone and remains locked in litigation with four major technology companies . . .

Townshend declined in an interview to disclose the amount of damages he is seeking or how much he has collected from past settlements. But he acknowledged that he wants royalties ranging from 44 cents to $1.25 on every 56K modem chip that ships. That adds up to hundreds of millions of chips since 1996, because just about every computer comes with a built-in 56K modem.”

Source:
56K modem inventor still seeking royalties
By Dean Takahashi, Mercury News

http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/7393472.htm

Posted on Tue, Dec. 02, 2003

Category: Current Affairs, Finance, Science, Web/Tech

Apple’s iTunes wins “Coolest Innovation” of the Year award

Category: Media, Music, Web/Tech

MIT’s legal alternative to file-swapping

Category: Music, Web/Tech

Is iTunes Link Maker Patentable?

Category: Web/Tech

Transparent Factory

Category: Finance, Web/Tech

10 Commandments of Research

Category: Finance, Web/Tech

iRATE Radio follow up

Category: Music, Web/Tech

iRATE Radio: Music Business Model IV

Category: Current Affairs, Music, Web/Tech

Abusing DMCA and other frivolous litigation (SunnComm)

Category: Current Affairs, Music, Web/Tech

10,000!

Category: Web/Tech