Intellectual Property Patent Law

8 07 2012

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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.Official seal of the USPTO

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.

Week In Review Links

  1. Loosecubes Connects Freelancers with Desk Space
  2. Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: Solid, but Not Revolutionary
  3. Windows 8 upgrade prices dropped by Microsoft
  4. Morgan Stanley to Expand Access to Social Media
  5. Twitter cuts ties with LinkedIn after 2-year partnership

Wait. What Happened?

17 01 2011
CES 2011 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Veg...

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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.

Do you CES what we CES?

7 01 2011
I am staying here!!

Image by kmiller799 via Flickr

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

Pinkies up! Time for Social Media Manners with the Swami

21 10 2010
Mulberry Street NYC ca.1900. edit of Image:Mul...

Image via Wikipedia

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 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.

Take a load off & check-in

3 09 2010

Selwick Bay - Beach materialThis 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.

Lost Dog No More & More Information Overload

12 08 2010
Saturdays @ Polytech

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 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.

We also found a new service from Twitter on NYT.

So, tweet it loud –

The Future is Now & Month at the Museum

19 07 2010

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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!

The Future of App Creation & Green Initiatives in NYC

15 07 2010
Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois from kevindooley via Flickr

This week, we dive into The Future of Application Creation with David Milliron [MORE ABOUT THE SHOW] from Caspio.

We have details about a new charging station for electric vehicles planned for NYC along with a wireless way to weigh water.  We’ll you don’t weigh water …but that sounded better than wireless monitoring.  The City is installing units to help consumers understand how much water they are using.  The idea is if you use N gallons of water in your shower today, you should try to use N-1 the next time you shower.  It is also easier to conserve when you have metrics to follow (See also 20th Century manufacturing).  Tune in this Sunday at 6pm EDT | 3pm MST to 1100 KFNX’s live stream link at their site or head over to the show page to listen and download the show and get the links early next week.

We are lining up guest bloggers, guests for interviews and guests to submit 2-3 minute ‘drops’ on a technology, product or pain.  If that is you or you know someone who fits the bill, email producer AT imitechtalk dot com or web AT imitechtalk dot com.

Welcome to the new site!

14 07 2010
Myoglobin from the Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr

Myoglobin from the Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr

After a couple of years having disparate sites, we have put all our content eggs in one basket.  Using WordPress, we have consolidated our orignal site’s content, imported all of our blog posts and ready to move forward on the new platform.

Along with each new show having its own page (click on ‘Shows’ link), we will be able to bring you more news, guest bloggers and web only content – both the early release and the get no where else kind.  You can also sign up to get posts emailed, visit 1100 KFNX’s site and see our most recent tweets along with following us on Twitter.  Let us know if there is anything else we need – a voicemail to leave messages, maybe?

Here are the five tech stories we are reading this morning:

– Mr Know-It-All from Wired [JUMP]
– Outlook’s Facebook Integration from BBC [JUMP]
– Bridge on a Boat from Gizmodo [JUMP]
– Donation Scams from NYT [JUMP]
– Another Russian Spy …from TechCrunch [JUMP]

Our site of the week is – is a music site that builds custom streaming channels based on your interests.  Using Artists and Songs, you tell Pandora what you like, and it plays songs based on those suggestions.  Each song it offers up can be given a thumbs up or down; bookmarked (song and/or artist); offer a very interesting explanation to ‘why was this song selected’; and more.  Making multiple stations for different moods along with stations crafted by Pandora can provide the mood for any task or no task at all.  If you like music and don’t Pandora, you are welcome.  If you already Pandora, you know what I mean.

If you have any suggestions, questions or comments about the website, send them to web at imitechtalk dot com.

Check back in a couple of days for more info on this Sunday’s show.

Week In Review – What Happend At MacWorld & CES 2009

14 01 2009

The answer is not as much as what happened at MacWorld, but what will not happen again …Apple. Seriously, Apple – the mac daddy of them all will no longer be at MacWorld starting next year. Here are some of the other stories we found from MacWorld

Apple, sans Jobs, made its last keynote at Macworld this year by introducing iLife 09,, tiered pricing for songs on iTunes and a 17 inch MacBook Pro.

For the first time in eleven years, the keynote was not given by Steve Jobs. While rumors swirl around Cupertino and the future of Job at Apple, the verdict is in on Apple attending future MacWorlds.

Slingbox announced an iPhone application to stream media from your home to your iPhone. It is coming march 09. No price was announced, but if you use a slingbox, it will probably be well worth it.

Want a better phone interface for your iPhone? Pinger, a free download from the Apple App store, is billed as an ‘improvement’ of phone interface. Searching, sorting and more. It also has the ability to direct message using twitter, facebook as well as other IM and social apps.

We are going to get the iPhone toting producers to download it and let you know if it is worth your time. At free, the price is hard to beat.

CES 2009
Here are four of our favorite places to get coverage for CES and other tech events.

CNET | ROCKETBOOM | G4TV | And yes, as always Engadget

Some of these events will be covered in the upcoming Week In Review. And…and …ok…come closer…too close….that’s better …we have some REALLY COOL things going on that will shake the underlying foundation of social and economic systems around the world. Nevermind, that was subprime mortgages, but we do have some announcements that will change the way you listen to TechTalk. Here comes Tom, I’ve said too much…stay tuned.