Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Apr 2013 22:03 UTC
Legal "The parties have no interest in efficiently and expeditiously resolving this dispute; they instead are using this and similar litigation worldwide as a business strategy that appears to have no end," US District Judge Robert Scola said, "That is not a proper use of this court." Judge Scola knows what's up. "Without a hint of irony, the parties now ask the court to mop up a mess they made by holding a hearing to reduce the size and complexity of the case," he adds, "The court declines this invitation." Always fun to see stuff like this. Oh, one more? He calls their conduct "obstreperous and cantankerous conduct".
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No way!!!
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 11th Apr 2013 22:34 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Say it ain't so!

Now, dear Government... how about some steps to "correct" this pathetic behavior?

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RE: No way!!!
by darknexus on Fri 12th Apr 2013 00:16 UTC in reply to "No way!!!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Now, dear Government... how about some steps to "correct" this pathetic behavior?

There's only one corrective action possible: either get rid of the patent system altogether or else severely limit the terms on which patents can be granted, as well as the time until they expire. Neither of these, I suspect, appeal to the politicians and workers who are benefiting from it both under the table and above it.

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RE[2]: No way!!!
by kwan_e on Fri 12th Apr 2013 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE: No way!!!"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

What's the legal equivalent of sitting in the corner facing the wall? Because as weak as that punishment is, corporations don't even get that.

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RE[3]: No way!!!
by darknexus on Fri 12th Apr 2013 01:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No way!!!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

What's the legal equivalent of sitting in the corner facing the wall?

I think that would be... exactly what just happened here.

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RE[3]: No way!!!
by Soulbender on Fri 12th Apr 2013 03:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No way!!!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Dude, it's a brave new world. Corporations are more important than citizens.

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RE[4]: No way!!!
by sparkyERTW on Fri 12th Apr 2013 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No way!!!"
sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

Dude, it's a brave new world. Corporations are more important than citizens.


True. I'm considering incorporating as a sole proprietorship just to improve my own feeling of self-worth.

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Original story?
by anevilyak on Fri 12th Apr 2013 00:36 UTC
anevilyak
Member since:
2005-09-14

Would it be possible to get a link to where this was quoted from?

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RE: Original story?
by The1stImmortal on Fri 12th Apr 2013 01:07 UTC in reply to "Original story?"
The1stImmortal Member since:
2005-10-20

Groklaw links to http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-10/apple-google-not-intereste... which seems to have the quotes Thom's used here.

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RE[2]: Original story?
by anevilyak on Fri 12th Apr 2013 12:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Original story?"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Thanks!

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"obstreperous and cantankerous conduct"
by phoudoin on Fri 12th Apr 2013 10:27 UTC
phoudoin
Member since:
2006-06-09

4 words, 2 that I've to check in a dictionary (not a native english)!

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

4 words, 2 that I've to check in a dictionary (not a native english)!


That's okay; there's native english speakers who might've needed to look up 3 of them ;)

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Link ?
by zimbatm on Fri 12th Apr 2013 13:14 UTC
zimbatm
Member since:
2005-08-22

Where is the link to the source ?

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Judge Judy?
by cmost on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:18 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Personally, I would love it if Judge Judy took on some of these ridiculous lawsuits.

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RE: Judge Judy?
by Alfman on Mon 15th Apr 2013 04:15 UTC in reply to "Judge Judy?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

cmost,

"Personally, I would love it if Judge Judy took on some of these ridiculous lawsuits."

Haha, from what (admittedly very little) I've seen, she is a drama queen herself. Frankly it's difficult to trust her motivations (she makes about $50M yearly from her TV show).

Judges may be part of the problem, Scola personally seemed to handle the extraordinary circumstances of this case particularly poorly, and now he seems to be deflecting criticism of the trial. However the fundamental problem is legislative and not judicial. When they're working with corrupted laws, it may be difficult to produce fair outcomes.

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