Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th May 2011 15:42 UTC
Legal Patent trolls are evil. However, we're used to patent trolls attacking big companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple, who themselves keep the broken patent system intact - so it's kind of what goes around comes around; schadenfreude if you will. However, what if a patent troll carefully threatens to sue a number of smal-time iOS developers, knowing full well that these small developers cannot fight back due to the iOS developer agreement? What kind of low-point have we hit then?
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Legal Precident
by Priest on Sat 14th May 2011 16:35 UTC
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Sometimes patent trolls target smaller less well funded companies because they are easier targets to establish legal precedent for their patent. If the ruling favors them there they have a much easier case when they bring their patent fight to bigger companies.

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