Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Mar 2009 17:04 UTC
AMD Recently, AMD spun off its manufacturing business in a partnership with the Abu Dhabi government into Global Foundries. Apparently, Intel isn't very happy about this, and has said in correspondence to AMD that the patent cross-license agreement from 2001 has now been broken by AMD.
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RE: Patents should be scrapped
by poundsmack on Mon 16th Mar 2009 21:59 UTC in reply to "Patents should be scrapped"
poundsmack
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ok a few flaws.

1. intel makes TONS of money on patents it holds, infact it could survive as a company without them.

2. Without said money comming in from the licencing of those patents R@D would suffer the most leading to slower updates and less technological advances

3. eh screw it. While i believe the US patent system needs to be refomed I don't think patents should be scrapped. They are needed, but they need to be closer to how pharmasuticals work where the patens expire much faster. that way it will spur inovation faster due to patens expirations.

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