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CPU technologist sues patent pool firms

10/4/2010 04:42 PM EDT
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   10/5/2010 11:52:10 PM
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Maintaining the right to sell, license, or exchange patents is an essential right for the owner (assignee) of a patent - it is what enables the business and financial benefits that patents provide. Ideally inventors would utilize their technical and competitive insights to advise their employers (patent assignees) to help ensure that business decisions regarding their patents don't have unexpected undesirable consequences. Their interests should be aligned.

docdivakar
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docdivakar   10/5/2010 11:45:11 PM
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@Etmax: I can understand EE Times allowing advertisements, they have to survive! How ever, I don't like spammers, like the "kjbnkjbkn" who is peddling some junk in a professional forum! @BobsUrUncle: inventions that one comes up with outside of the company hours they work for, is theirs to claim and file. How ever, they are difficult to prove and file if the invention happens to be in the line of business of the company they work for. I make every effort to declare my inventions I am working on including those in the future before I sign any employment agreement. Patriot trades on OTC BB, the place where you can typically buy thousands of stocks for a couple of hundred dollars! I wish an inventor like Moore had chosen a better IP holding company to do business with... Dr. MP Divakar

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Mxv   10/5/2010 7:02:54 PM
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This is what happens when you give up your rights to your inventions. All companies take advantage of their employee(slaves) with these invention assignments. One more reason for lack of innovation in USA Inc.

Etmax
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Etmax   10/5/2010 6:34:42 AM
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Can EE Times somehow lose these stupid adds in the comment section?

Sheetal.Pandey
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Sheetal.Pandey   10/5/2010 3:26:56 AM
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Well the worst thing is to take away the credit from someone who deserves it. But legal issues are always more complicated than emotions.

Code Monkey
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Code Monkey   10/4/2010 9:33:51 PM
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Chuck has been more than reasonable. His drive for simplicity extends to his lifestyle, but some problems don't go away by themselves. The cautionary tale here is, don't give your partners enough rope to hang themselves with.

sharps_eng
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sharps_eng   10/4/2010 9:04:51 PM
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I wouldn't have thought Chuck would go to court again unless he felt he was on firm ground. I pray his legal advice has been sound. He is cetainly not one of the bad guys, whichever way you look at him.

lakehermit
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lakehermit   10/4/2010 8:39:12 PM
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This isn't the first time Leckrone and his licensing companies have been sued for such activities. He lost a case in Santa Clara CA Superior Court a few years ago and his own attorney Archie Robinson has sued him. See 1-01-CV-799933 and 1-09-CV-149676 or search "Leckrone" on the Santa Clara Superior Court web site at http://www.sccaseinfo.org/civil.htm . This guy just can't seem to stay out of court.

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