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Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

Kevoco Who owns the patent? (224 comments)

If you have a patentable idea but no patent, your employment effectively makes your new employer an investor in a future patent filing- and they will expect you to assign it to them as an employee. Most employment agreements have space for your to list your various existing ideas, but good luck when it comes to defining existing versus new.

If a patent does exist, who is it assigned to right now? Whoever that is has an opportunity to license it, and can use you as a vector. Even if your new potential employer doesn't wish to license, they may feel that your field of expertise is your truest value, but you will find yourself wandering into areas you have explored, and no doubt find applications for the patent.

about 3 months ago

FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

Kevoco Innoculation through Peer Block Subscription (580 comments)

I propose we give out Peer Block update subscriptions to all promising youngsters as a means of encouraging safe downloading and in this way precluding only the best liars from becoming FBI cogs.

about 4 months ago

Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Kevoco Re:Jailbreak (336 comments)

or Motorola - the NFC on the Moto x does pretty much everything I like, including Moto Skip for NFC unlock, Google Wallet for payments, and I can also mess around reading and writing to NFC tags

about 4 months ago

Toyota and Tesla May Work Together Again

Kevoco 2015 Pluggable Prius - Only 11 miles on EV Mode (51 comments)


Maybe Tesla can help them to bump that number up by a factor of 10 - otherwise, it almost a joke.
(I drive a 2005 Prius and my wife drives a LEAF)

about 5 months ago

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

Kevoco I love my local public library network (165 comments)

I don't mean their LAN, I mean the network of libraries with a shared online card catalog and the ability to reserve a book and then receive an email when it has arrived.
My local library is part of BCCLS - bccls.org - 75 Public Libraries in NJ's Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties

With so many libraries contributing to the inventory, I rarely find myself needing to purchase a book from Amazon. I am an Amazon Prime member, I buy lots of other stuff for sure.

about 6 months ago

Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious

Kevoco Re:How thrilling... (58 comments)

Knowledge Brings Understanding - Ignorance Breeds Fear

about 6 months ago

Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Kevoco Re: Verizon's customers (390 comments)

"it's Verizon's customers who are causing all this bandwidth usage"
Let's pause to re-read that: Verizon's customers. Ah yes, those people who pay Verizon $x each month for y mbp/s of bandwidth. Those foolish people who actually expect Verizon to deliver on what is being paid for.

And then Verizon passive aggressively acts like the problem is not of their own making.

about 6 months ago

Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

Kevoco Don't need 3D printer - Print me unstocked stuff (127 comments)

I was excited to see the news of a 3D printer in Home Depot - I was hoping they would be able to print stuff for me, but instead they want to sell me the damned printer :-(

about 7 months ago

Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC

Kevoco Re:"The Internet" (209 comments)

I seem to have missed when there is an "us". However, The Internet is a real thing and "we" all use it in one way or another. If you cannot get behind the idea of mayday.us, then long live the status quo, but don't be ranting about how the man is screwing you over when you spend your time bent over and spreading.

about 7 months ago

Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC

Kevoco Re:Major source of corruption is Tax Code not PACs (209 comments)

How do you think the tax code go that way? The tax code (along with other corporate friendly, constituent unfriendly) and timelimited legislation is the prize that the lobbyists seek. Lobbyists spend pennies to get back dollars for their corporate clients. You should really familiarize yourself with the rootstriker and mayday concepts and then the idea will make more sense.

about 7 months ago

Rand Paul Suggests Backing Bitcoin With Stocks

Kevoco Caca on Chrome? (404 comments)

Rand seems to be completely out of touch

about 9 months ago

How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Kevoco And prosthetic limbs... (510 comments)

...are killing amputee culture.

about 10 months ago


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