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category: link timestamp: 2012-03-13 15:02:43.360264 -06:00 title: How Yahoo Weaponized My Work date: 13/03/2012 link:

Andy Baio writing for wired:

Against my better judgement, I sat in a conference room with my co-founders and a couple of patent attorneys and told them what we’d created. They took notes and created nonsensical documents that I still can’t make sense of. In all, I helped Yahoo file eight patent applications.

Years after I left I discovered to my dismay that four of them were granted by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.

I thought I was giving them a shield, but turns out I gave them a missile with my name permanently engraved on it.

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