Friday, June 15, 2007

Trolling for Thomas Edison

One year after its posting on ezine on June 16, 2006, the article Edison as a Patent Troll, or Where is California Going in Stem Cell Research? has about 1,013 visits, even though copied elsewhere and even plagiarized by a certain writer in India.

Intellectual Property Today was supposed to publish the article (including the footnotes which don't appear on ezine) in April 2006, but didn't. My response to Chico Gholz's article Who you gonna call? [on the topic of post-grant opposition] was supposed to be published in May 2007 in Intellectual Property Today, but wasn't. The poor readers of IPT might think everyone agrees with what Mr. Gholz said.

For calibration on view statistics, the ezine article How Does Solar Power Work?, which has the text:

The PV [photovoltaic] cells consist of a positive and a negative slice of silicon placed under a thin slice of glass. As the protons of the sunlight beat down onto the PV cell they knock the neutrons off the silicon. The negatively charged free neutrons are attracted to the silicon but are trapped by the magnetic field that is formed from the opposing fields. Small wires on the silicon catch these neutrons and when connected in a circuit an electric current is formed.

has been viewed 29,339 times since its appearance on 6 Sept. 2005. Do readers of ezine believe that sunlight exudes protons and that said protons knock neutrons off of silicon atoms?


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