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Inventor of World Wide Web announces project to restore power and agency of individuals on the web

Tim Berners-Lee – via his company, inrupt: “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But … Continue reading

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“Inventor of email” appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt

Enlarge / A booth in support of Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), displays an 'Photoshopped' image of Warren wearing a Native American headdress inside the Conservative Political Action Conference Hub at the Gaylord National Resort … Continue reading

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USPTO holds key claims of core Twitter patent invalid: Indian inventor was first

Yesterday the United States Patent and Trademark Office had bad news for a particularly broad member of Twitter's key patent family, U.S. Patent No. 9,088,532 on a "device[-]independent message disribution platform." As I reported in March, the '532 patent is … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Trevor Baylis: the life-saving wind-up radio and the precarious lot of the sole inventor

There are few more heroic images in the IP world than the sole inventor, assiduously engaged in inventive activity in the privacy of a garage or shed. While the realities of modern-day invention stand in stark contrast to this imagery, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Machine Learning on Patent Law, Part 3: Who is the Inventor of a Machine-Assisted Invention?

In the first part of this series of articles, I argued that invention is inherently a creative act, and that since machine learning systems – however impressive or surprising their achievements – are incapable of human-like intelligence, reasoning, agency, or … Continue reading

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