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07/09/12
Watch-outs. 37. IRA errors, Next generation technical boom and Patent issues
Filed under: Position Searching, Legal matters, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 11:54 am

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend, rather
than a mid-week day off.  Hope you are well and not
affected by storms, heat waves and other natural
calamities.  Our watch-outs are not about those.

They touch on what each of you likely already know
but seek more breadth in the applications of
breakthroughs and what seems to be evolving
with the tactics used by patent trolls.  Finally,
how the IRS is going to locate errors in retirement
accounts and tax them.

TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
SOURCE:  Michael S. Malone, “The sources of
the next American boom
,” WSJ, 7-5-12
While the chemical industry is abuzz with the
increasing supply of natural gas to make polymers
and fuel our homes and buildings, Malone
points out that there are clear evidences of
the next boom in four areas:  nanoculture,
managing and inferring data from selected and
massive sources, moving from 3-D prototyping
to production and individual’s health maintenance
(beyond legislation).
The comments are interesting.

PATENT TACTICS
SOURCE:  A. Jones, “Patent Troll Tactics
Spread
,”  WSJ 7-9-12
Some large tech companies are developing
tactics to profit with nonpracticing entities
through legal efforts to monetize collected
patent portfolios.  This interesting article is
just the tip of the iceberg for what is happening
on this fact changing area.

IRA ERRORS CAN LEAD TO FINES
SOURCE:  K. Greene, “The Feds crack down on
IRA Errors, Part II
“, WSJ 7-7-12
Four distinct topics appear in this piece, that
emphasize reading carefully and reporting
accurately your activities and the activities
one generation before and after yours.  These
vehicles are 35 years old now and replace
an existing structure of pensions for a
large population.  this article touches on
conversions and inheritance issues.


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