True Story of Beating a Patent Troll

by Tim Berry

The patent system as it relates to software and the web and mobile apps is broken. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t protect the right people and it’s being used by the wrong people for what amounts to extortion. Oh, I’m sorry — you didn’t know that? Just my opinion, you say? Yes. My opinion. And... Read More »

Startups Beware: Patents are Like Umbrellas. False Confidence.

by Tim Berry

For startups, patents are nice to have, but not if you trust them to really protect you. In that they’re like umbrellas. Good protection in a drizzle. False confidence in a downpour. I write that because I’ve read about 50 real startup business plans in the last two months, and I’ve gone through at least... Read More »