intellectual property

Google Attempts To Fight Patent Trolls With A Pretty Dubious Strategy

Google Attempts To Fight Patent Trolls With A Pretty Dubious Strategy

Google’s legal team has announced that it will be buying as many patents as possible in order to “remove friction from the patent market” and defeat patent trolls, companies that buy patents just to sue people on bogus charges of infringement. But there’s a big problem with this strategy.

Why IKEA Shutting Down Its Most Popular Fan Site Is A Giant Mistake

Why IKEA Shutting Down Its Most Popular Fan Site Is A Giant Mistake

If you’re like me, you’ve spent countless hours surfing IkeaHackers, where IKEA fans send in their mods and hacks. You’ve also probably spent money at IKEA thanks to the site, which has inspired a DIY fervour among its fans. Which is why IKEA shutting down IkeaHackers this weekend over trademark…