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JIM WASHINGTON: In an action that is shaking the very foundation of the legal system, Google registered a patent covering the method used to display patents.
JIM WASHINGTON: It is a patent that has placed the industry that has grown up around patents and patent litigation in grave peril: companies unwilling to license Google’s patent have no way of proving they own any patents at all.
JIM WASHINGTON: To counter this threat, some innovative lawyers have taken to explaining the details of their clients patents through interpretive dance.
JIM WASHINGTON: reactions to this idea have been decidedly mixed.
JUDGE: Your eyes say “Patent” but your Samba says “Tort.” I give it a 5.8.
NEWS TICKERTAPE: Breaking: NaNoWriMo ends :: Hordes of participants heave a collective sigh of relief as they realize they no longer have to force themselves to write every single freaking day :: Emptiness and ennui ensues