Quick take – Dell tries to patent “Cloud Computing”

In the WTF news story of the day, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected an application by Dell to trademark the term “cloud computing.”

As noted on eweek.com,

In rejecting Dell’s applications this time, the patent and trademark office wrote that the term “cloud computing” is generic and could apply to any number of services and products that are being developed for IT infrastructures.

What drives companies to such heights of madness?

One Comment on “Quick take – Dell tries to patent “Cloud Computing””

  1. N
    August 21, 2008 at 3:37 am #

    Note to self: never buy a Dell again.

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