Month: May 2018

The Top 10 Things New Patent Practitioners Should Know

The Top 10 Things New Patent Practitioners Should Know

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Wherever I go I encounter individuals who are currently in law school, have recently graduated law school or are engineers or scientists looking to change careers and enter the profession as a patent agent. One of the most common questions I receive from these individuals is this: “Once I pass the patent bar exam, how do I learn to actually start practicing?” Like so many things in life, there is no substitute for experience. Over the years I’ve advised many in various settings, and invariably as I speak with one person there will be others who begin eavesdropping. As a result, I thought I would put together a top 10 list of things that new patent practitioners should know as they prepare to embark on a career as a patent practitioner. Without further ado, here is the list. 1. Pat
McCarthy slams Google in ‘Nazism’ flap

McCarthy slams Google in ‘Nazism’ flap

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top contender to be the next speaker, recently touted a speech taking aim at tech companies including Amazon, Twitter and Facebook for alleged anti-conservative bias. | Alex Wong/Getty Images House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, long seen as a Silicon Valley ally before publicly souring on tech of late, took a fresh shot at the industry today. “Dear @Google, This is a disgrace,” McCarthy tweeted, alongside an image
Google Shifting To Commerce, Amazon To Ads And Search 05/31…

Google Shifting To Commerce, Amazon To Ads And Search 05/31…

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Venture capitalist Mary Meeker at Kleiner Perkins released her annual Internet Trends 2018 report this week, covering everything from mobile to commerce.The biggest trends influencing search marketers are the flat smartphone shipment rates and slowing internet growth rates. The good news is that U.S. adults are spending more time online, up to about 5.9 hours per day in 2017, compared with 5.6 hours in 2016.About 3.3 hours of the total amount of hours are spend on mobile, compared with 2.1 hours spend on desktops and laptops. About 0.6 hours are spent on other connected devices.As Google Search and Microsoft Bing data suggests, people are shifting their time to mobile. Meeker’s report suggests that ad dollars are not following as fast. She pegs it as a $7 billion mobile ad opportunity.I
Accused ‘OxyMonster’ Gal Vallerius To Plead Guilty To Drug …

Accused ‘OxyMonster’ Gal Vallerius To Plead Guilty To Drug …

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An accused dark web drug kingpin known as the “OxyMonster” has agreed to plead guilty in a deal that could send him to prison for more than 20 years, according to reports. Gal Vallerius, who federal prosecutors say was a controlling administrator for Dream Market, a dark web black market for sellers and buyers of illicit goods, is set to plead guilty on June 12 in Miami federal court to conspiring to distribute drugs and money laundering, according to the Miami Herald. The 39-year-old Frenchman faces a 20-year sentence, according to the newspaper. He had faced life imprisonment. The Dream Market, Vallerius’s alleged domain, is part of the “dark web,” an area of the internet not indexed by search engines and only accessible via special internet browsers that effectively “hide” us
Google Rich Results Testing Tool Adds Support for Events, M…

Google Rich Results Testing Tool Adds Support for Events, M…

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Google is quietly formulating a new strategy for China – Te…

Google is quietly formulating a new strategy for China – Te…

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Google is slowing piecing together a strategy for China to ensure that it doesn’t miss out on the growth of technology in the world’s largest country. It’s been months in the making through a series of gradual plays, but further evidence of those plans comes today via a product launch. Files Go — a file manager for Android devices released last year — has made its way to China today. Not a huge launch, for sure, but the mechanisms behind it provide insight into how Google may be thinking about the country, where it has been absent since 2010 after redirecting its Chinese search service to Hong Kong in the face of government pressure. For Files Go, Google is taking a partner-led approach to distribution because the Google Play Store does not operate in China.
Google app bug shows your SMS history, Internet goes crazy

Google app bug shows your SMS history, Internet goes crazy

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Developers, especially game developers, are known for hiding unrelated, surprising, and often useless features or pieces of code known as “Easter Eggs”. This recently discovered behavior on the Google search app almost looks like one except for one critical difference: it actually gives anyone who has physical access to your unlocked Android phone read your text messages. It is more likely to be a bug and it’s sending Android users into a frenzy. That said, “fixing” it is easy but does come with a drawback. Redditor Krizastro reported an odd glitch that he encountered by complete accident on the Google mobile app on Android. He intended to type “the1975.com” but erroneously typed in an extra “.”, resulting in “the1975..c