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Interview With An Inventor, Part II

On this fair Monday morning, let’s continue our Interview with an Inventor, started last week here with Part I.  My goal in these questions was to divine how much time this particular inventor put into actually trying to get his product out there and if litigation was part of the strategy from the outset, if at all, or if it was something that ended up being a necessity because of the 400 lb gorilla companies that are (theoretically) preventing new entrants into the marketplace. 1,396 more words


Cross-Branding: MindSumo, Immaculate Baking Company and coffee flour

From time to time I participate in challenges on a site called MindSumo which is a site where companies post some sort of problem for the college student population to ponder and answer for a reasonable cash reward. 284 more words

Reid Backstrom

Patent trolls reel as court smackdowns lead to collapse in share price

Few people cheer an economic downturn but, when it comes to the patent troll economy, many in the tech industry are likely watching its recent struggles with glee. 458 more words