Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Prepress patent troll hearing

A number of printshops have been hit by an extortion letter from an alleged patent troll. The issue was discussed at the "Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll hearing in Washington DC December 17, 2013.

These three short audio files contain the testimony of: Michael Makin, 
President & CEO, 
Printing Industries of America and Dana Rao
, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Litigation
, Adobe Systems, Inc. made at that hearing.

NB: My use of a video of an operating Ryobi 754 offset printing press was only in order to embed the audio files in a way that Blogspot would allow me to upload.