A PATENT-LICENSING OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE

“We usually send manufacturers a big file, with photos of the guts of their products, pointing to where they’ve been using our technology without paying for it. Once those images have sunk in, we can start negotiating.”

Technicolor lawyer Beatrix de Russe, on the horse’s-head approach to intellectual-property enforcement, Bloomberg free resume builder, 28 May 2012

NOW I AM BECOME GITHUB, DESTROYER OF WORLDS

“You see it applied to software, you see it applied to hardware; it blows it up. In every way you can imagine, it destroys everything that came before. It’s the most ultimate form of creative destruction.”

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, on the fall-down-go-boom potential of publishing and sharing your code, PandoDaily, 24 May 2012

A FAN CAN BLOW HOT AIR

“I think Scott Thompson did a great job at PayPal. I think he’s a very talented leader and I believe he can help Yahoo. I hope they get through this and he can continue to do the very challenging job he’s got of helping to turn Yahoo around. I’m Scott’s biggest fan.”

eBay CEO John Donahoe, on the troubles of his former protégé, Bloomberg, 9 May 2012