Congratulations to the researchers that broke in, they're obviously very talented
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Notice how Microsoft patents, for example, are owned by Microsoft Corporation, not by the individual coders who came up with whatever algorithm/mechanism/whatever the company is trying to patent.
Therefore, I *think* that your boss is just requesting your help filing and managing whatever the software does (assuming he is not a techie and can't write out the algorithm/flow charts himself). If you refuse to help him, he could still get a patent, and probably fire you, too...
HOWEVER! I am not a lawyer, and this sounds like something that should be verified by one. I would recommend talking to a patent attorney as well.
Hope that helps!
The Article shows 7 reasons why you should adopt Windows Vista, while mentioning that Vista isn't a revolution, but just a natural progression of Windows development. The focus is on the SMB market, ignoring home users and enterprise users altogether."
Saturday's New York Times features an article, posted at the top of its Web site late Friday, that suggests very strongly that Iran is supplying the "deadliest weapon aimed at American troops" in Iraq. The author notes, "Any assertion of an Iranian contribution to attacks on Americans in Iraq is both politically and diplomatically volatile."
What is the source of this volatile information? Nothing less than "civilian and military officials from a broad range of government agencies."
From the article: "The two Edgewood High School students, whose names were not released, were charged in juvenile court on Friday and face expulsion. One of the girls, 16, was charged with delinquency by unauthorized use of a computer and by reason of records tampering. The other, 17, was charged with delinquency by reason of complicity, Sheriff's Sgt. Monte Mayer said."
The punishment seems harsh considering the hosting company "said the system was not hacked into because no security breach was detected" and again, it wasn't snowing. Is this another case like the Boston Cartoon Netork Fiasco where pranksters are being punished for making adults look like idiots? Or do these girls deserve to be in handcuffs for making what seems to be a funny forum post?"