I should, and will, be posting on Google’s mounting antitrust problems and on the status of its attempt to corner the book search market, but today I am utterly transfixed by the functional Moog Synthesizer that Google has placed on its home page, in honor of what would have been Robert Moog’s 78th birthday.  (What’s so special about…

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No one sweated the small  details of consumer electronics design more than Steve Jobs.  Today’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, must have him throwing quite a fit, wherever he is. Apple accused Samsung’s smart phones of infringing patents (pictured) covering the…

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The long-awaited initial public offering of Facebook is fast upon us, and the press is awash with fawning stories about its hoodie-wearing CEO and how he is re-writing the rules of corporate management.  (Suggestion:  Place these stories in a time capsule to be opened in, say, 2017, with hiliarity to ensue.)  With respect to the IPO at…

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THIS POST CONTAINS NO SPOILERS!                                                                                                                                       A flawed, fallen hero seeking redemption, a sultry Cuban femme fatale, a corrupt cop, alternately suave and brutish, a mysterious disappearance, double-crosses, diplomatic intrigue, and the ultimate vindication of authors’ termination rights under Section 304(c)(4) of the Copyright Act—these are the things from which copyright lawyers’ dreams, and Paul Goldstein’s…

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