More Questionable Patents and Trademarks
Dell had submitted an application to trademark "Cloud Computing." While Dell may participate in this space, the term didn't originate with Dell. Thankfully, this request was turned down by the USPTO. Is that the difference between engineers and (some) businesspeople? Engineers just want to create and release those creations, but the businessperson wants to bottle these up control access? I'm not sure what it is, but there are some fundamental differences.
For a long time, the USPTO was completely ineffective at deciding what tech innovations are worthy of a patent or trademark, and which weren't (basically, non-innovations). I'm really glad to see some sanity coming back into the process.