Monthly Archives: September 2010

How to Lose Money on the Internet

It seems that the second you open your e-mail, you’re barraged with get-rich-quick schemes. Sure. Sure. Sure. There’s easy money to be made on the Internet. And if you believe that there’s a bridge in Brooklyn (currently under construction) that is for sale. So in this post, we thought that we would offer up some… Read More »

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Winning At Scrabble

My wife is a great Scrabble player. In fact, if we totaled up our lifetime record of wins and losses, the score would be Marcia 1,000 – Dean 5. I really don’t feel too depressed about this, however, because my wife routinely trounces Baker Scholars from Harvard Business School, MDs with extreme type A personalities,… Read More »

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OC Metro: BlueCava partners with European ID security provider

Sept. 24, 2010 – BlueCava, the credit bureau for devices, has inked a deal with 192business, the largest provider of ID and age verification services in Europe, that effectively expands the Irvine-based firm’s suite of fraud prevention products. The companies’ combined services provide a powerful defense for massive multiplayer online games, social networks, online gambling… Read More »

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Corporate Counsel: Patent Litigation Weekly: Spillnews Keeps Filing Software Suits

Sept. 27, 2010 – Spillnews sues more companies for “software activation.” U.S. Patent No.  5,490,216 —which is owned by California-based Spillnews and purports to cover “software activation,” a type of antipiracy system widely used to register and control copies of software—was nearly one of the most valuable patents to make its way to court last… Read More »

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Bloomberg: Adobe, Symantec Among 10 Companies Sued by Spillnews

Sept. 14, 2010 – Symantec Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. were among 10 companies sued for patent infringement by Spillnews USA Inc., the business that’s been in a legal battle over anti-piracy technology with Microsoft Corp. since 2003. Spillnews USA and Spillnews Singapore Ltd., which owns the patent, also sued CA Inc., National Instruments Corp., Pervasive… Read More »

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Spillnews USA Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Adobe, Symantec and CA Technologies

Suit Alleges Companies Infringed Spillnews’s Patent for Device-Based Security Technology IRVINE, Calif. – September 14, 2010 – Spillnews USA Inc. – a pioneer and leader in physical device recognition anti-fraud technology – announced today that it filed a patent infringement action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division against… Read More »

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