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It’s not about RA, but I definitely identified with some of his experience and appreciate his honesty:


{Monday Motivation} On Finishing a Marathon.

{Monday Motivation} On Finishing a Marathon.

This isn’t usually a subject I post on, but I couldn’t agree more that patent law needs a major upheaval.


Twitter is an engineering company, and engineers like to innovate. Twitter is also well known, and, as a result, we receive patent threats and lawsuits from time to time. Many of these are baseless, and our policy is to fight them with all our might. In fact, we have never agreed to pay to settle a patent suit.

Still, even meritless lawsuits cost us money in attorney fees, and force our engineers to spend time with lawyers rather than improving our product. For example, we recently won a case regarding U.S. Patent No. 6,408,309, entitled “Method and System for Creating an Interactive Virtual Community of Famous People.” After a trial before a jury, we managed to prove that we didn’t infringe and that the asserted claims from the patent were invalid. This patent was “invented” by a patent lawyer, Dinesh Agarwal. According to his own testimony at trial, Mr. Agarwal…

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This post could just as easily be about living with chronic disease or facing any hardship in your life. Great advice whether helping my run or my day-to-day life.