17 Seconds #10

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17 Seconds

We interrupt our usual patent and trademark news to bring you this tech anecdote. And to ask a small favor.

Recently, we sent an email to a company saying that their trademark was ready to file. And we sent reminders. Many reminders. Days passed, then weeks, then months. Then I sent an email to every address I had on file for this company. Finally we got a reply. As it turns out, our first email was caught in their s-p-a-m filters and was never delivered!

As you know, we really try not to include legalese in our emails, but we are lawyers, so there will be *some* legal language.

In any event, here is the favor: Please update your s-p-a-m filters to allow email from “clocktowerlaw.com” and “heels@alum.mit.edu” to get through.

And why do I often use my MIT email address? Because I get another layer of s-p-a-m filtering on the replies!

Ain’t technology grand?

Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present

Because history.

Dear Intertubes:

I’ve been on Twitter for a long time (since 2008, not 2010, which (thanks to a Twitter bug) is what my account indicates). I initially used Twitter a lot, then less, the deleted lots of Tweets, then Twitter broke, and now I care less. But I still care a little. So here are some of the Tweets I saved, to further (and possibly finally) document the Twitter-no-longer-loves-me bug.

Plus because history.



2008 Tweets

2009 Tweets

2010 Tweets

2011 Tweets

2012 Tweets

2013 Tweets

2014 Tweets

2015 Tweets

Erik J. Heels is a patent and trademark lawyer for Boston startups, Red Sox fan, MIT engineer, and musician. He blogs about technology, law, baseball, and rock ‘n’ roll at ErikJHeels.com.

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