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Dell's 'Cloud Computing' Trademark Bid Sparks Debate

Law360 (August 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The next big thing in computing may be facing some battles over its name. Dell Inc. is looking to trademark the phrase “cloud computing,” a concept oft-heralded as having the potential to revolutionize how companies handle their technology infrastructure needs.

"Cloud computing," a phrase heard with growing frequency in technology circles, is typically used to describe the process of delegating computing tasks to a remote location. With this process, users could tap into vast amounts of computing power over the Internet without investing in new infrastructure,...
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