Sunday, July 13, 2008


Sometimes life just begs to be personified. Small coincidences, especially those that appear to carryout some kind of karmic rebalancing mission, are hard to contemplate without adding ears, nose, and ginning smirk to the blank potato head vastness of the universe. My last posting explored an implied criticism of US intellectual property law and the monopoly protection granted to what may be acts of “discovery” verses “invention.” So of course it came as a shock that just this week I was granted my first patent for an invention my co-inventors and I submitted seven to eight years ago. Patent number 7,398,227 “Methods, systems, and computer for managing purchasing data.” Not exactly the telephone but I’ll take it.