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[–] sinclair 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Of course they did.

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[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/oEJ8c :

The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview • The Register

"Google then proceeded to file a US patent application related to her work, a fact she didn't realize until 2016."

'After Qi involved MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, Google offered to add Qi as an inventor of the patent. '

'She argues that working in the open, by publishing research papers, helps prevent people from trying to patent the work. ', "While an inventor get the credit on the patent, they don't have the right to use the patented technology themselves."

'In a phone interview with The Register, Spahn said that audio syncing is not a new idea, though he sees his implementation as novel. '


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