Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

November 20, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:51 PM

19/11/06 – dealt with some of the less enjoyable by-products of work such as patent searches for two new disclosures. Also spent some time thinking about the IOMMU performance paper we want to put together for USENIX.

20/11/06 – watched Yael in the morning, then headed into work to listen to a very interesting talk by Yaron Weinsberg on his NIC operating system work. Yaron will also give the talk in Haifa at the lab in a few weeks, ping me if you’re local and would like to attend. Spent the rest of the day in various meetings. Came up with a Pretty Cool Idea in one of them (heresy, I know – a useful meeting?!), now to see if the rest of the team buys into it. Had some hopes that the CalIOC2 machine will come back up after a lab reorg in the evening, but alas, it didn’t happen. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to the CalIOC2 bringup and the rest of the Xen IOMMU work tomorrow.


  1. your lawyers have you do patent searches? interesting. ours (hp labs) tend to discourage us from doing them, because of the potential for treble damages if we “knowingly” infringe on something later.

    Comment by ch — November 21, 2006 @ 2:58 AM | Reply

    • sorta – when we file a patenet disclosure, we’re asked to do a brief search to check that it hasn’t been done before. Then, when it is decided to move forward on the disclosure and file it, an external company does a prior and background search first, to verify that it really hasn’t been done before. That’s what I spent a chunk of Sunday doing, going over what they found for two seperatre disclosures and making sure the references aren’t relevant to the disclosures.

      Comment by mulix — November 21, 2006 @ 6:25 AM | Reply

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