Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Apr 2011 19:57 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal Should I be sad or relieved? Groklaw, the website that played a central role in the SCO vs. sanity case, has just announced it will close up shop on May 16 of this year. Groklaw's place in history has been secured, surely, but in recent years, the site became more and more like a relic from the past, clearly stuck in the everyone vs. Microsoft mindset of the late '90s and early 2000s. Even in today's announcement post, Groklaw shows that its time has indeed come.
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Importance of smartphone patent disputes
by FlorianMueller on Mon 11th Apr 2011 04:20 UTC in reply to "Bad Call Thom"
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It's true that the biggest IP issue in this industry is now all the litigation over patents that allegedly read on smartphone technologies, with Android being under attack to a greater extent now than any other platform in history (by a combination of major strategic patent holders and trolls).

Groklaw didn't do much work in that context although several dozen smartphone patent suits were filed since last year.

Groklaw was always more interested in copyright than patent stuff, and in often pretty irrelevant procedural detail instead of the broader picture and strategic battlelines. By contrast, I have produced and continue to update material such as the visualizations, infographics and reference maps found in this Scribd folder: http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2770688

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