The push for a new law was fueled by cases of small businesses and tech innovators being drained of their limited budgets by “patent trolls” – entities using patents not to build or improve inventions, but to threaten people with infringement lawsuits to extort settlements as an alternative to expensive litigation.
Patent trolls sometimes use poorly defined or expired patents on consumer technology to extort out-of-court settlements from small businesses.
via How the Tech Lobby Got Beat – US News.
“Most people don’t even know there’s a midterm election – it’s not in their universe of things to look forward to.”
“And so much is at stake. So much is at stake in the election and I would hope, if I could put one word on the ballot, it would be bipartisanship.”
via Pelosi: 'We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama' – Washington Times.
According to some experts, the electoral system has developed a number of safeguards over the past few decades to prevent someone with independence and backbone from occupying the Presidency.
via Integrity Disqualifies Sanders for White House – The New Yorker.
Kerry said that the government’s successful identification of a moderate Syrian rebel was a major victory that should silence critics of the U.S.’s strategy in Iraq and Syria.
via Kerry Claims U.S. Has Found a Moderate Syrian Rebel – The New Yorker.
The story of RadioShack begins with failure. The company, founded in 1921, sold radio parts and surplus supplies by outlet and catalog.
But it was almost bankrupt when it was purchased in 1963 by Tandy Corporation, a leather retailer.
via A History of Misses for RadioShack – NYTimes.com.
Established companies enjoy a host of advantages, ranging from name recognition to established revenue streams.
Prioritization can be the difference between an unknown startup languishing in obscurity and a better product ousting an incumbent — banning prioritization in the name of protecting startup innovation is simply disingenuous.
via Net neutrality's hollow promise to startups – Computerworld.
.. when Mr. Braverman resumed trading in 2012, he sought to conceal his activities by using a brokerage account held in the name of a relative living in Russia.
But the plan did not work and law enforcement was able to trace the trading back to Mr. Braverman.
via Employee of Law Firm Wilson Sonsini Charged With Insider Trading – NYTimes.com.