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The Contentious Amazon 'Used eBooks' Patent

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 1:11am 0 Comments

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…

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Inserting Ads in eBooks: New Concept or an Existing Idea Being Adopted by the Market?

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

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:…

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The Original Patent Troll

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:59am 2 Comments

This one has been circling the internet for a while. Thought I'd document it here:

In US Design Patent 378,308…

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Patent Good Guys - Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 11:28pm 0 Comments

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…

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Here Comes the CIVETS

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

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…

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The Contentious Amazon 'Used eBooks' Patent

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 patented this to prevent others from creating such an online…See More
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Inserting Ads in eBooks: New Concept or an Existing Idea Being Adopted by the Market?

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:…See More
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The Original Patent Troll

This one has been circling the internet for a while. Thought I'd document it here:In US Design Patent 378,308http://www.google.com/patents/USD378308See More
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Solar Innovation in Shanghai, China

It has been a while since I did any patent research of any kind. Then I had one of those ideas running through my head. Why not map out an industry in a given city, based on their innovation factor (which is a proprietary, qualitative algorithm I'm not going to share :P) and the company/institute's age? It makes an interesting chart.... enjoy:  Solar…See More
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