Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th May 2010 12:40 UTC
Legal All the way back in 2007 (The Year Gilmore Girls ended), a company called IP Innovation sued Red Hat and Novell over a patent related to the concept of virtual desktops. It seems like common sense hasn't been drained entirely from the US justice system, since yesterday, the courts declared said patent invalid.
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Comment by psycroptic
by psycroptic on Tue 4th May 2010 14:41 UTC
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as good as this is, it is of course disappointing that it took 3 years and a lawsuit from third parties to make the USPO retroactively realize that this was bullshit. if they didn't catch this one when it happened, how many other invalid patents are out there?

seriously fuck software patents

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