Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Aug 2010 22:11 UTC, submitted by lfeagan
Legal Most of us here are not particularly big fans of the concept of patents. Most of us are aware of the significance of patents, we just believe the system has gone out of control and needs a serious kick in the butt. Well, it turns out not even the richest people on this earth are immune to the call of the patent troll. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a massive patent lawsuit, using broad and vague patents to sue just about any big name in the business - from Apple to Google.
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RE: Awesome quote!
by r_a_trip on Sat 28th Aug 2010 12:49 UTC in reply to "Awesome quote!"
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The only problem I see with this is that the general populace will foot the bill. Less R&D, less progress, more expenditure on lawsuits and slower progression of the state of the art.

All in all, the patent wars will be very costly, for everybody.

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