Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 14:26 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal Well, this is kind of funny. Steve Wozniak, still an Apple employee, has defended Paul Allen and patent trolls in general. "I'm not at all against the idea of patent trolls cause I've had friends who just got forced into bankruptcy by bigger people who had more money and could have a lawsuit against them, forced them to be their own lawyers, and in the end, sometimes they're victorious. But it's a real hard way to do it. So if you're going to have a patent and say 'It's worth some money, I'll sell it', well, even if Paul Allen makes a fortune off of it, I think he had the insights to recognize which patents were valuable." Apple is one of the companies Allen is suing.
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Patents will see an abrupt turnaround in the near future. People are starting to catch on to the reality of what the insane nature of the system is doing to the economy... Truth be told, patents are nearly useless to the startup/inventor. They only serve trolls, deep pockets and IP Lawyers. The point you make of the Constitution, is an argumentative slight of hand (and a weak one at that), in an attempt to make the modern form of patent insanity seem, somehow, patriotic. The two sentences you, and your ilk keep referring to, could also be subject to the interpretation as Congress MAY allow it, IF it's limited and regulated. It;s not a right BTW, it's not an amendment, it's a little blurb... just as slavery was... just as the 5/8 of a human being was etc..

(Oh BTW If you're one of those

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