Inventor Ric Richardson

Showing posts with label Patents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patents. Show all posts

5 out of 10. 5 to go.

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From Uniloc legal counsel:

“Yesterday the USPTO mailed a Notice of Allowance for Ric’s invention entitled “Method and Apparatus for Using Imperfections in Computing Devices for Device Authentication”.

This will be the 5th US patent granted to Ric Richardson and Uniloc.”

Another milestone. This marks the halfway of the granting of the patents I did for Uniloc before I left day to day at Uniloc back in 07. This patent covers the use of making a fingerprint not only from devices within or attached to a computing device but also by looking at imperfections and damage to any of those parts or devices… for example some CPUs take longer or shorter time to compute certain calculations based on impurities in their design… its a very cool idea and I feel privileged to have had the USPTO grant me inventorship.

$1.5 billion case lost by Microsoft

Microsoft lost a case for $1.5 billion in damages for ignoring patent ownership in the case of MP3 (an almost free audio compression technology). Makes me wonder what the damages should be for a technology that is worth up to a quarter of all their sales?
clipped from yro.slashdot.org
"A U.S. federal jury found that Microsoft Corp. href="http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1540,2097780,00.asp">infringed audio
patents held by Alcatel-Lucent
and should pay $1.52 billion in damages,
Microsoft said Thursday. The news comes after reports that U.S. Supreme Court
justices expressed doubts about whether Microsoft Corp. href="http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2097387,00.asp">should be liable for
infringing AT&T Inc. patents
in Windows software sold overseas."
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