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Entries by Edward J. Black from 07/2013

Harnessing Privateers to Block Their Attacks on US Competitiveness

| Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology

Long ago, this term referred to pirates-for-hire, naval contractors hired by one government to attack the commercial interests of another. Today, patent warriors are doing the same, but instead of pillaging ships at gunpoint, today's privateers launch patent attacks, thus putting the competition at a tactical disadvantage in the marketplace.

Secrecy, Democracy and the NSA

| Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology

Until we pull back the veil of secrecy covering our nation's surveillance programs, there can be no chance of having the proper public conversation that their import clearly calls for.

In the Trenches of the Smartphone Patent War

| Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

Market-driven competition is better for economic growth than choosing winners and losers through political and legal maneuvering. A settlement that results in Apple and Samsung engineers designing products instead of courtroom exhibits is better for all involved.