In general, patents should not be discussed over email. If it turns out that the infringing company knew about the existence of the patent, it’s called “willful infringement.” In those cases, the infringing entity can be required to pay treble damages to the patent owner. If the patent was discussed over email then it’s much harder to make the argument that the infringement was accidental.
Monthly Archives:: February 2003
We just completed our first optional home improvement project. Our master bath is now coral cove, which is really just a fancy name for peach. In the six months we’ve lived here, we’ve done other improvement projects, like hiring someone to fix the oven three times and the dishwasher twice, but I don’t exactly consider… Read more »
Leonard Nimoy I made my way to Sinai Temple this past Sunday to hear Leonard Nimoy speak about his new book Shekhina, a “photographic essay” of the feminine side of God. Nimoy spoke eloquently, told some great stories about growing up Jewish in Boston, and spoke about photography, his hobby/passion since the 1970′s. During the… Read more »
I will be speaking at the O’Reilly Open Source Software Convention 2003 this summer in Portland, Oregon. The title of my 45-minute session is One Year of PHP at Yahoo! The conference runs from July 7-11. Registration begins in April. [Update 8 July 2003: Slides for the talk are now available online.]
I wrote on Sunday about wanting to protect email addresses in the MVHS Alumni Internet Directory. I finally found some time to code it up. The mailto: links have been replaced with a web form that alumni can use to send a message. Since the website doesn’t require a login, it’s not totally spam-proof. I… Read more »
At lunch today with Mike and David, we were talking about Google and whether the Pyra acquisition would be as successful as the Deja News acquisition. Both Mike and I had read somewhere that Google had managed to get Usenet archives going way back to the beginning, and how it’s become such a valuable historical… Read more »
Becky called yesterday to share the news. Whoo-hoo! Congratulations, Gil & Becky! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.
Anil sent me a link to Patrick Combs’ $95,093.35 Adventure yesterday. Hilarious. I didn’t see it when it first came out almost 8 years ago.
I’ve been publishing the Mountain View High School Alumni Internet Directory online since 1995. Think of it as an free version of classmates.com, but just for my high school. Since a group of us started planning our 10-year reunion, I’ve been thinking about the website more recently. I’ve had RSS feeds on the site since… Read more »
Saw this ad in the Jewish Journal today: LEONARD NIMOY goes where no man has gone before. Join him on a voyage towards SHEKHINA Live at Sinai Temple on Feb. 23, 2003 Leonard Nimoy will present his new book and dialogue with Rabbi David Wolpe. At least he’s Jewish. There are a few Hollywood celebs… Read more »