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Can I Be Fired For Refusing To File a Patent?

matthew.thompson Re:Patents are not automatically enforced. Patent (617 comments)

What a dumb idea.

You do not own the work you do for your employer. Patenting their stuff in your name is probably an easier way to get fired than having a chat with your boss and discussing your objections to the idea of patenting software.

more than 6 years ago



matthew.thompson matthew.thompson writes  |  more than 7 years ago

matthew.thompson writes "At work we've recently taken delivery of a web application that we host for a partner company. We were informed that the application would use a little more bandwidth but in going live it's gone from creating 4Mbps to 20Mbps of traffic. While we're a little late in discovering this can anyone suggest any load testing tools which make it easy to test AJAX applications with results that management can understand but enough detail for developers to be able to tweak the app?"




matthew.thompson matthew.thompson writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Eeep - just noticed I have 2 fans. Don't know where they came from, how they got here or what to feed them.

I'll start with alcohol and work from there :)



matthew.thompson matthew.thompson writes  |  more than 12 years ago

OK so I've switched, but why do people think that there is something wrong in heaping praise on the Apple experience once you've switched?

We succesful switchers are likely to provide the most praise as we've often come from worlds with many, many problems. So why the abuse?

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