New and noteworthy links from around the web on Monday 13 October:
- Plunge in RIM’s shares could attract takeover bid | Deals | Reuters – Reuters speculates on Microsoft buying RIM in order to strengthen phone market (especially against iPhone). Wondering how Microsoft money and strategy would impact RIM’s IP.
- Twofish raises $4.5M to create economies for virtual worlds – Ever since Halting State I keep thinking about Charles Stross when I see stories like this one…
- Extraction and databases — the ECJ rules – The IPKat reviews “extraction” in Directmedia Publishing GmbH v Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
- Busy Bees from IV in India. – Intellectual Ventures expanding overseas.
- EndNote v. Zotero – Thoughts from Madisonian on using non-IP licensing claims (ie, claims in contract) against a competitor.
- SpicyIP reacts to the Mint Report on alleged corruption in the Indian Patent Offices – Spicy IP blog goes over the nitty gritty on patenting in India.
- Swifter UK trade mark applications – Brief thoughts on new trade mark rules for swifter applications.
- VeriSign and ICANN Square Off Over the DNS Root – Next level of DNS security has VeriSign and ICANN squaring off (once again) over the core of internet infrastructure.
- Obama v. McCain: The Wired Scorecard – Wired rates the candidates on issues such as CleanTech, Spectrum, Telecoms / broadband, and immigration of techies.