Patent trolls’ days of effortlessly rolling into court and collecting licensing fees for products they don’t produce may be coming to an end. The Washington Post reports that courts have been increasingly citing the landmark 1978 Supreme Court case Parker v. Flook, which is the strongest ruling that the court has ever made against patents for abstract ideas such as algorithms. Given that courts are applying the Parker v. Flook precedent more often in software patent cases, it seems that courts are starting to reassert control over what can and cannot be patented. The Post acknowledges that “not every citation of Flook means that a patent was invalidated” but says that “it’s at least a sign that the courts are
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a New York art dealer with tax fraud in connection with the sale of paintings she claimed to be the works of celebrated abstract expressionists, but some of which the government said were fakes.
When more than one celeb starts holding onto (pun intended) a certain style handbag, we know it's a trend worth looking into. These fashionistas have an eye for accessories, so pay strict attention to the carry-all's in their hands—the inspiration never ends. Make a note, handbag hoarders! The new celebrity purse of the moment seems like it's of Coach's edgy Krink Collection. Instead of the signature "C" print, the tote is a tad more abstract. The geographic bags are actually inspired by New York street artist Craig Costello's work. OK! News: Trend to Try Tuesday: Double Slit Skirts So who's been carrying the Krink Leather Weekend Tote? Minka Kelly has been spotted sportin' the black and white style. And in this pic, we have to say it was the perfect addition to her ensemble. Still wondering why are we so in love with this celeb's pick? Well, for one, Minka isn't the only celeb rockin' it. Christina Hendricks has also been seen carrying this particular beauty around, too! Photos: Celebs Rockin' Cute Shorts Watch: Kim Zolciak Tells OK! What She Keeps in Her Diaper Bag What do you think of this style? Do you have a favorite Coach bag? Tweet @OKMagazine and leave a comment below.
“I don’t think I can hold on much longer,” groans a soldier in “Death March,” and his sentiment is likely to be echoed by the small audience for Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.’s gruelingly abstract and attenuated war meditation. Deploying a curious mix of artificial scenery, extended slow-motion and black-and-white cinematography, the director seeks to suspend... Read more »
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