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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 16th May 2011 15:44 UTC
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> the original inventor behind Lodsys' patents, Dan
> Abelow, was unaware of his patents being used by
> Lodsys in this way. He had sold them to the patent
> troll years ago, and he was surprised about the news.

Very good point, why the original developers should NOT agree to any patents on their work.

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