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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by Valhalla on Sat 28th Aug 2010 16:34 UTC
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but to think that this is yet another Microsoft 'attack-by-proxy'. They are the one big fish left out of this lawsuit, the lawsuit is launched by a microsoft co-founder (through one of his companies). The good news is that these so called patents are so obvious that HOPEFULLY they will be disregarded or atleast manage to put a giant spotlight on how absurd the US patent system has become.

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