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By adamg - 3/5/20 - 11:38 am

A Somerville start-up founded by two MIT researchers who say their software could revolutionize complex computing charge that their first employee stole their proprietary algorithms when he left for a job at Facebook. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Phoenix patent example

From the now invalid patent.

It took more than seven years, but a federal judge in Boston today ruled that a former Boston Phoenix subsidiary that outlasted the alt-media company does not own the rights to methods for creating and securing Web pages out of information uploaded by users. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/15 - 11:25 am

The Supreme Judicial Court spent considerable time considering a Facebook photo of Michael Walters holding a gun and another Facebook post in which he vowed, "Make no mistake of my will to succeed in bringing you two idiots [his ex and her current boyfriend] to justice" and concluded Walters may not have actually been threatening to shoot them, so he shouldn't have been convicted of stalking.

However, the court also upheld his convictions for criminal harassment, criminal violation of a domestic restraining order and perjury. Read more.

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