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Larry Aronson
Works at Larry Aronson Associates, Inc.
Attended Columbia University
Lives in New York, New York
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This post illustrates why a broken US patent system is choking innovation.

"InterDigital has a patent portfolio over 8,000 strong, with 10,000 more applications in the pipeline." [emphasis mine] WTF for?! Author Geordy Wang make the point that Google needs this patent portfolio to wage a counter attack against infringement lawsuits (MSFT just won a $5 royalty on every HTC Android smartphone.) And, that without it, Android may not survive because small innovators can't afford to defend themselves against the legal shit storm the giants can throw at them.

What a colossal waste of time, energy and money.
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  • Larry Aronson Associates, Inc.
    President, 1982 - present
  • IBM
    Assistant Systems Engineer, 1968 - 1969
  • Boeing
    Senior Technical Representative, 1978 - 1982
  • Mobil
    Consultant, 1984 - 1990
  • CBS
    Consultant, 1982 - 1988
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New York, New York
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Evanston, Illinois - Marina Del Rey, CA - Chicago, Illinois
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Helping people and computers understand each other.
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Larry Aronson grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated with honors from Evanston Township High School. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana earning a BA in Math/Computer Science and a BS in Psychology, while working for IBM as an Assistant Systems Engineer.

In January of 1971, Larry moved New York City, worked at a number of jobs in New York’s radio, theater and recording industries; then as assistant  manager of User Services at Columbia University's computer center where he did  post-graduate work for a  Masters degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. He left academia in the late '70s to work for Boeing's Computer Services division; eventually becoming the New York Technical Service manager.

Larry was already working with micro computers before the debut of the IBM PC and left Boeing to start his own business as an independent consultant working through most of the late Eightys and early Nineties on major projects with: The CBS News, Election Unit, The Product Safety Information Systems division of the Mobil Oil Company and Merrill Lynch.

When the World Wide Web was launched in the early '90s, Larry became active in the discussion lists devoted to Web  publishing. In 1994 he wrote the first Web book, The HTML Manual of Style published by Ziff-Davis Press. and spent the rest of the century teaching HTML and building Websites.

Larry lives in a Manhattan loft in the heart of “Silicon Alley” and devotes his time to helping people build their lives on the Web. He is a founder of the World Wide Web Artist’s Consortium, a board member of the New York Software Industries Association, a founding member of the Social Media Club’s New York City chapter, and a lifetime member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Education
  • Columbia University
    MS EE/Computer Science, 1975 - 1978
  • University of Illinois
    BA Math, BS Psychology, 1966 - 1971
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