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.
Permalink for comment 438664
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Can't help...
by chrish on Mon 30th Aug 2010 13:37 UTC in reply to "Can't help..."
Member since:

Actually, two big fixes; Amazon is left out too, and from the description in the article, it seems like this law suit should be all over them.

The article mentions that he's still a big MS shareholder, but only mentions that Amazon is based in his home town... does he show up on Amazon's list of major shareholders?

Selective enforcement of patents should make them invalid.

Reply Parent Score: 2