Monday, September 5, 2011

Googorola - Was it good for you too?

There was an interesting piece that showed up on Bloomberg about Googorola and whether it was a good move.

Now you’ve read my opinions on Googorola here and here.

This interview is interesting because David Martin from M-Cam Inc. is basically saying that Googorola’s patents aren’t as valuable as many people think they are - including the Gnomes of Mountain View.

He also throws out a real curve ball when he talks about some patents that are held by Arthur Andersen. I don’t know how much water those patents hold, but, it makes you wonder.

Looks like there’s going to be more to come on this one.


  1. For how long do you think the US court system will allow itself to be bogged down with patent legislation before they rule software and business process patents invalid?

  2. I'd like to think that this would get sorted out sooner rather than later. Sadly I think I'll be disappointed.

    While a lot of people held high hopes with the Bilski case. The Supreme Court called it a stretch and sent it on its way. Now that corporates are slinging huge sums of money to buy patent portfolios, I can't see them writing off these "investments" without long, drawn out and protracted legal battles.

    Anyway, is there anything really wrong with a system that allows you to be granted a patent for a method for buttering toast?

  3. I just saw your comments and I reckon that if this is anything to go by its going to be a long time before any of this gets fixed