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Dissecting AIIA's Flawed Position on IP Rights

by Brian Prentice  |  December 20, 2010

Two weeks ago, the New South Wales state government became the third government jurisdiction in Australia - along with the federal government and the Victorian state government - to change...

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Abolish Software Patents? Be Careful What You Wish For

by Brian Prentice  |  August 8, 2010

Having just read two recent articles on why software patents need to be abolished, I thought it would be worth pointing out that there’s something a whole lot worse. Trade...

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Open-Core: The Emperor's New Clothes

by Brian Prentice  |  March 31, 2010

Attention corporate IT customers - this blog post is for you. If you haven’t already had an “open-core” software vendor knocking on your door you probably will be soon. It’s...

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Open Source's Reality Distortion Field

by Brian Prentice  |  March 23, 2010

Last week I had the pleasure to participate at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco (thank you Matt Asay). I ran into a lot of very smart and...

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Microsoft & The iPhone - What Their Emotional Reaction Teaches Us All

by Brian Prentice  |  March 14, 2010

Nick Wingfield wrote an entertaining piece for the Wall Street Journal describing the challenges facing Microsoft employees who have chosen to use an Apple iPhone. As Wingfiled points out, iPhones...

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IIPC Puts An Open Source Foot In The IT Industry's Mouth

by Brian Prentice  |  March 9, 2010

I’m gobsmacked. Flummoxed even. Sometime I run across things I have to read a couple of times just to make sure I’m not hallucinating. A recent set of utterances by...

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Patent Cross-LIcensing & Open Source - Two Sides of the Same Coin?

by Brian Prentice  |  February 19, 2010

Lately I’ve been reading “Burning the Ships: Intellectual Property and the Transformation of Microsoft” - a book written by Marshall Phelps (Microsoft’s VP of Intellectual Property Policy & Strategy) and...

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Open Source in 2020

by Brian Prentice  |  December 27, 2009

Like all good things, holidays must also come to an end. And as I proudly survey my complete lack of accomplishment over the last couple of weeks I can’t help...

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Google & Intel - Help Us Understand Your Patent Reform Position

by Brian Prentice  |  June 2, 2009

Recently, I reached out to both Intel's Chief Patent Counsel, David Simon, and Google's Head of Patents and Patent Strategy, Michelle Lee with two specific questions. Does your organization currently...

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Apple iPhone vs. Microsoft Surface - Who Wins A Patent Showdown on Gesture?

by Brian Prentice  |  May 13, 2009

Today, TechCrunch columunist MG Siegler was conjecturing on the potential of a patent lawsuit between Apple and Microsoft. This, he reasoned, could result from Microsoft using their multi-touch technology in...

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