What happens when a company innovates a new way of doing something? Something that’s intangible, maybe its a process or a software feat? With tangible things like engines, toasters and refrigerators, you can patent your thing, to protect yourself while you work on selling it, thus giving an incentive for people to want to innovate. Well the same is true for software as well, but does it really help innovation? Or does it stifle it? With us this week is Justin Petruzzelli to discuss the pros and cons of IP law.
Mr. Petruzzelli represents major companies, both domestic and international. He also is a Board member of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association in Rochester, NY and is a delegate to the State Intellectual Property Offic
e of the People’s Republic of China/U.S. Bar Liaison Council. Mr. Petruzzelli is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Tom went to CES is what happened. While he was there, he battled a cold to travel into the deepest depths of the North and South Halls. This week, we have our first show coming out of the event. Check out the SHOW PAGE for the entire scoop.
Where was the producer all weekend? I spent the weekend at Nashville GiveCamp – an event sponsored by Microsoft. Read more about that on the national GiveCamp site or the local site for the event I attended.
We are excited to have Gabe Goldberg back on January 23 to talk about ‘Buying Tech at the Sweet Spot’ – be sure to put that on your calendar.
Each year the technology industry makes a pilgrimage to the desert. The International Consumer Electronics Show is [insert a “doesn’t get any bigger than this”] metaphor. Tom is on the floor as I type …or he is on a plane …I don’t handle that …anyway, Tom is at CES as far as you are concerned.
So, what are you going to do while I put together a great CES show? Listen to a new Week in Review and and an encore presentation of our Contingency Planning & Management 2010 coverage. Find out more and get Week In Review links on the SHOW PAGE.
What’s coming up on TechTalk?
Jan 16 – ‘Overloaded Inbox? Try the cloud.’ with Brian Curry
Jan 23 – ‘Buying Technology at the Sweet Spot’ with Gabe Goldberg
While we are still putting together our coverage from this year’s Interop in New York City that is just wrapping up, Tom will be on Sunday with Shashi Bellamkonda, Social Media Swami. Shashi was at BlogWorld this week and is going to educate us on social media and customer service etiquette. Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.
Our RSS readers are going overtime this week. Apple’s announcements, New York City made a big announcement about its relationship with Microsoft along with plenty of new product hype with companies looking to take any holiday dollars people are looking to spend. Speaking of, we are trying to get our hands on some gadgets to review and bring to you. If you have any products you think we should give a spin before you do, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending us a DM on Twitter @imitechtalk.
Here are some stories to keep you busy. This post’s picture is circa 1900 Mulberry Street from Wikipedia.
This week, our show with Chris Hulls on The Trend in Geolocation Applications will air on KFNX. If you can’t get to your computer, go ahead and download the show from the [SHOW PAGE]. As you might remember, we had a little trouble getting the show on the radio when we first tried a couple of weeks back.
Tom is on vacation, so we will run a previous show next week. Enjoy the show with Chris Hulls this Sunday and have a great Labor Day! We’ll be back on September 19 with our good friend, Gabe Goldberg.
from Flickr user sowunderful - used under Creative Commons License
This week, we’ll have a new Week In Review and follow it with an encore presentation of our “Information Overload” show with Gabe Goldberg. Check the SHOW PAGE for more details on the show and the Week In Review story links after the show airs on Sunday at 6pm EDT | 3pm MST in Phoenix. Catch it live on the web or on 1100 KFNX in the Phoenix area.
The site of the week is LostMyDoggie.com. They offer three tiers of service to help you find your lost dog. For prices of $40, $75 or $115, they will create and mail fliers, make automated phone calls or both, respectively. That’s a small price to pay for an important member of the family. We like it so much, we put a link to the service on our site (on the right).
We tweeted it but wanted to remind everyone its time to sign up for CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Save $100 on the total cost if you register before September 1. Do that here.
Don’t forget you can get our shared news throughout the week, along with shows and blog posts delivered to your inbox.
Did you hear the show on Sunday? If you missed it or heard it and want to follow-up on any of our stories or our guest, David Milliron, the show is ready for download and all the links from the Week In Review are ready to go [SHOW PAGE].
Another week is ahead. If you are ready for a sabbatical but want to spend your down time taking in some culture, do we have a deal for you?
Think you have what it takes to spend 30 nights in a museum? (Note – all jokes related to a recent movie with similar title have officially been exhausted). The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago wants to know if you have what it takes to stay at the museum and report your findings/adventures/etc. Dubbed ‘Month at the Museum’, the winner will report on their stay, do some interviews and be a general PR machine for the museum (already working – lots of people talking about it). In return, the winner receives $10K and keeps all the gadgets (including a notebook and camera). Think you can do it? Check out the application if you are ready to apply. Funny note – I had not heard of the museum until looking for pictures to use on the blog last week when I stumbled across the picture used on the last post. Had it not been for that find, I may have cruised over the story with the museum’s name in the article’s title. And if nothing else, it has peaked my geek interest – and now I want to go to there.
We’ll be back later in the week with the details on our next show. See cool tech stories you think we should follow or pass along – send them to us on twitter or by email. Get those stories, recommended guests and other feedback (how’s the Museum of Science & Industry?) to @imitechtalk on twitter or web AT imitechtalk DOT com. Have a geek week!