Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE[5]: Patent Infringement
by ichi on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patent Infringement"
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You can't believe in using the courts for enforcement of legal rights, on the one hand, but then oppose someone else's use of the same mechanism, unless you're a hypocrite.

So now believing in using the courts to jail a rapist while opposing stoning an adulterer to death is hypocrisy?

Sorry but your argument is BS.

Software patent laws are stupid, and taking advantage of them to squash competition is lame (although not unlawful, mind you, that's something no one has claimed).

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