Editor’s note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Lenny focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. He specializes in developing IP strategy for young technology companies and blogs on this topic at StartupsIP.
Apple has won a preliminary injunction against Samsung that bans U.S. sales of the latter's Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The ruling came just days after the same court handed down a similar decision that banned U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.
This week Google was granted a patent for “Social computing personas for protecting identity in online social interactions”; in other words, “a pseudonym could be presented as someone’s name based upon their choices of who would see that name or their ‘real’ name.” Sound familiar? It does to me.
Many of you nearly had a big O when Tesla recently announced that it would not enforce its patent portfolio against those who wish to use its technology "in good faith." While I think that Tesla's particular proclamation is stupid for a host of reasons (not the least of which is it makes no business sense in their technology sector), I thought I would bring to light the fact that Tesla