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Virtual Monopoly: Building an Intellectual Property Strategy for Creative Advantage - from Patents to Trademarks, from Copyrights to Design Rights
Virtual Monopoly: Building an Intellectual Property Strategy for Creative Advantage - from Patents to Trademarks, from Copyrights to Design Rights
by Christopher G. Pike
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of content, 28 April 2014
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This might have made a single chapter in a more comprehensive book. It contains little insight, no strategy, no tactics and only the most obvious of examples - Dyson, Xerox etc. The author is a patent attorney so he clearly has more knowledge than he chooses to convey. Apart from agreeing that IP is a good thing and taking us on a 101 tour of copyright etc, it has an almost embarrassing lack of content. For example: on page 98, 50% of the way through the book we get some pearls of wisdom re IP relationships "Put it in writing ... I strongly recommend that once agreement has been reached, it be sealed by way of a formal written contract". It goes on to suggest that this is normally prepared by lawyers and you should look closely at the terms. "If you do not want to agree to them, negotiate better terms before signing." Really? Fantastic insight. Perhaps the book is aimed at schoolchildren.

Alan


Embedded Systems (Introduction to Arm® CortexTM-M Microcontrollers Book 1)
Embedded Systems (Introduction to Arm® CortexTM-M Microcontrollers Book 1)
Price: £18.61

2.0 out of 5 stars Not very Cortex specific, 19 July 2013
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This is 95% general embedded programming content and 5% Cortex related. So if you understand embedded but are looking for Cortex related info (I was) - this is not for you or me. If you are new to embedded and plan to use the M3 you may like it. Also this is very Stellaris / TI / assembler focused - if you're looking at C, NXP etc there is probably a better book for you.


Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature
Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature
by Dora Lee
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.05

2.0 out of 5 stars very short kids book, 21 Mar 2013
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This is a very short kids book with rather lame drawings. I would have preferred some good illustrations or photos.


The Internet Imaginaire
The Internet Imaginaire
by Patrice Flichy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.10

3.0 out of 5 stars Xerox Park?, 6 Mar 2013
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Interesting and slightly different sociologist's view of internet history. BTW 'imaginaire' in the title means something like 'collective future vision'. Worrying that major research institution Xerox Parc is spelled Xerox Park throughout - weird as it is published by MIT press. Anyway, it _is_ clearly written.


Cisco RV 220W Wireless N Network Security Firewall
Cisco RV 220W Wireless N Network Security Firewall
Offered by mopodo-uk
Price: £184.34

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1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm doesn't do SSLVPN on WIN7, 15 Nov 2011
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Bought this to replace a Pix because I needed the SSLVPN feature which the Pix doesn't have (but which is widely advertised on the RV220W).
___ However the SSLVPN feature doesn't work on the RV220W with the current version of Windows, namely Win7 !!!. That's because it's impossible to install the SSLVPN driver as it isn't signed properly for Win7 installation. ___
Consequently I wasted a great deal of time and money on this. Moreover you only find this out when you've done all the router installation and finally attempt to connect with a client machine on a different lan. As Win7 shipped 2 years ago, this is a simply unacceptable policy by Cisco especially as it could be fixed with a few man days of tech work. Cisco should put a large sticker on the box and also in their advertising - anything else smacks of, frankly, ... fraud.


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