category: link timestamp: 2012-03-13 15:02:43.360264 -06:00 title: How Yahoo Weaponized My Work date: 13/03/2012 link: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/03/opinion-baio-yahoo-patent-lie/
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.