I'm an Inventor! :-)

Check out the attribution on US Patent 7650501, here :-).

Sun owns the patent (as part of my terms of employment, Sun owns the bits of my brain which think about computing), but mine's one of the three names, on the front page.

Glenn's around and continuing to do good stuff, however, Bart was RIFfed last summer. The patent probably wouldn't have happened, without his significant contribution, and I miss him "being around the place, to talk to".

Still, we continue to shoot the breeze.

There's another patent application which appears to have fallen down an administrative crack, which Glenn is chasing up. Here's hoping it lands; given that 7650501 did, I think the other one also deserves to.

FWIW, there was considerable brinksmanship, around the submission of what became 7650501; I went to California a few days in advance of our expected presentation of this stuff at RSA 2005, and with the assistance of Glenn and Bart on the 'phone, literally spent the two days prior to RSA's opening, with our patent lawyers; we submitted, literally the day before we presented our invention to the world :-).

Naturally, huge kudos to Bart and Glenn. We wouldn't have landed the patent grant, without one huge team effort.

Comments:

Congratulations on the award. Its wonderful to see your own name on the plaque (I'm sure that is on the way as well).
Patents are usually the culmination of a lot of hard work, so this is a great ack of that!

May you have many more.

Posted by Vijay Tatkar on February 18, 2010 at 09:15 PM GMT #

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