BAD IDEAS

Amazon’s New Patent Claims It Can Read Minds, Will Ship Stuff To You Before You Place An Order

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Amazon entertainingly thinks its recommendation engine is remotely any good.

FARMERS

This ‘Daily Show’ Segment On Biotech Patent Lawyers Will Make You Hate Lawyers More Than You Already Do

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Last night on the Daily Show, Aasif Mandvi exposed the greedy, evil farmers who are trying to hurt biotech companies and their armies of nice lawyers.

LAWSUITS

Why The Apple/Samsung Judgement Actually Means Nothing

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Apple just beat Samsung. In round one of a fight that has a thousand rounds in a thousand rings.

copyrights

Jack Daniel’s Has An Eminently Sane And Reasonable Lawyer Under Its Employ, Apparently

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Jack Daniel's is actually notable, corporately speaking, for their sense of humor. You do have to have one when you're a distillery located in a dry county. Lawyers for huge corporations, on the other hand, are not usually noted for their sense of humor. So it's nice to see that Jack Daniel's takes a reasonable and fairly laid-back approach to enforcing its copyrights.

anti theft

Google Glass Will Stop Working If Someone Yanks Them Off Your Face

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Somehow, we think worrying about Google Glasses being stolen by thieves won't be much of a concern. Thieves don't generally want to look like dorks.

patents

RIM Takes A $147 Million Kick to the Ribs

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RIM has not been having a good year, and it officially just got worse as a judge has decided that RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server software infringed on a patent held by Mformation, a company specializing in mobile device management.

funny

ProView Vs. Apple: A Trolling Update

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Recently we told you about how Apple <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/02/noted-patent-troll-apple-falls-afoul-of-chinese-copyright-troll/">was getting a taste of its own trolling</a>, courtesy of a monitor maker you don't care about, ProView.

CHINA

Noted Patent Troll Apple Falls Afoul of Chinese Copyright Troll

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/shutterstock_86494345.jpg"></a>Apple <a href="http://mobility.cbronline.com/news/apple-wins-against-motorola-slide-to-unlock-feature-170212">has been</a> <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/16/apple-v-samsung-cupertinos-latest-complaint-alleges-17-device/">on the patent trolling warpath</a> recently, dragging Motorola and Samsung into court over violating things like its "slide to unlock" feature.

ANDROID

Smartphone Patent Trolling Goes Corporate, Gets Ugly

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Hope you weren't too attached to the idea of <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8967899/Apple-wins-HTC-patent-battle-in-US.html">using your smartphone's touchscreen to access links and phone numbers sent to you by text messaging on HTC phones</a>.




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