Archive for the ‘Technical’ Category

Third patent approved for filing

February 23, 2009

 

“And I am banking heavily on a 3rd one.” – almost comes true. Though that particular application got rejected, got another one which was a spin-off of that idea approved ! … Feels good to get so many ideas going to next level !

Cool links to check (4) – All about patents

February 6, 2009

http://www.litmanlaw.com/content.aspx?page=3┬žion=1 has a very good description

Patents – how do I find out how it works! or what is patentable?

January 13, 2009

 

[Draft]

Nope… I am not talking about “How patents works?”  google search or in HowStuffWorks.com.

Some people tend to not like software patents as it kind of restricts the features being used widespread. Mostly OpenSource minds tend to believe nothing should be patentable and any new idea/tech should be reusable. Though makes sense, in this cut-throat competition world, don’t see that as a possibility.

Now coming to the actual questions – I am still figuring how things work in the patent world. I see some cool ideas not getting patented or then some “not-so-cool” ideas getting patented and lying with no-one using them. Should all patents be productizable? Not definitely. Swype as a product – not sure if it will definitely catch on, but atleast with the patent, it knows there cannot be 100s of imitations of that in the market or a larger organization adding it into their product and not paying any royalty to the actual idea generators.

Some companies just file patents to get richer by filing lawsuits against larger corporates who might be using the some rudimentary ideas which have now been granted to them.

There are both pros and cons… but given a chance, I believe people should get their ideas patented if applicable.. ..

Swype – real cool innovation?

January 13, 2009

Looking at the great comments – fast, hypnotical, magical, blindingly fast, love this… thought it’s worth checking it out.

Link: http://www.swypeinc.com/

It’s a cool invention and using it might help in quick typing, but it does have it’s nemesis’. It’s not 100% accurate as typing (if u type correctly) as it uses some kind of data matching with it’s dictionary to find the words as you swipe across the panel. Not sure you can enter Abbreviations and some code names using this mechanism. A great invention but with not that impressive dependency.