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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unless pa claimed to be antipatent,
by sPAZbEAT on Sun 29th Aug 2010 09:15 UTC
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he's not genuinely borking himself.

if this lawsuit doesn't go well, he can "take it to the next level" by suing the patent office.

i know enough to have definite opinion, but the 3 items you have there (from arstechnica) look very vague, and/or "obvious".

maybe i can sue almost everyone who sells or profits from objects that can make marks on objects for the purposes of communication.

yeah! these fellows were the first infringers!

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