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A recent patent awarded to Amazon, 8364595, may indicate that the online retailer has plans to allow Kindle owners to sell (or return?) their digital downloads back to the store, where they will be then resold to authors.
It has received some strong reactions from online communities.
I don't see this functionality on Amazon.com yet though. Could they have…
As part of my ongoing research into patents from non-US origin, I wrote a blog post for Good e-Reader regarding some pioneering patents in the eBook industry (advertising inside eBooks) that originated from a Singapore based outfit:
You can read the article over at the Good e-Reader blog at the following address:…Continue
Starting on my exploration of IP coming from CIVET countries, I came across Colombian patent holder Manuel Patarroyo. Who is most famous for his vaccine for malaria.
While most people are rushing to file their patents for defensive, strategic or even plain old trolling purposes, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo took the good guy approach and licensed his patent free of charge to the World…Continue
The Civet cat might be most famous for its involvement in the outbreak of SARS in Asia, or more recently he is the star producer of the world's most expensive coffee. However, now CIVETS has a new coinage. Move over BRICS, here come the CIVETS.
Coined by Robert Ward, global forecasting director for the EIU, the…Continue