Twitter Gambles on a Patent Plan

May 14, 2012 - from Wall Street Journal

Twitter is trying to create a new movement among tech start-ups that limits software patent litigation. Twitter’s “Innovator’s Patent Agreement,” which was introduced last month, prevents the company from suing others for patent infringement unless it’s acting defensively or the employees whose creations were patented give it permission to do so. If tech founders adopt Twitter-like agreements, software engineers will be able to create new products that build on others’ innovations without as much fear they will trigger lawsuits, supporters say.

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A study in project failure

April 11, 2012 - from BCS

Research highlights that only one in eight information technology projects can be considered truly successful (failure being described as those projects that do not meet the original time, cost and (quality) requirements criteria).

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Rosetta Stone lawsuit against Google gets green light to proceed

April 9, 2012 - from Reuters

A federal appeals court on Monday revived the bulk of language-software maker Rosetta Stone Inc’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. The opinion is the first appellate decision to address whether Google’s sale of other companies’ trademarks for sponsored links could give rise to liability for trademark infringement.

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