Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:40 UTC
Legal "The Supreme Court ruled against Microsoft on Thursday in its appeal of a record $290 million jury verdict for infringing a small Canadian software firm's patent. The justices unanimously upheld an appeals court's ruling that went against the world's largest software company in its legal battle with Toronto-based i4i Limited Partnership. The smaller company had argued that Microsoft Word had infringed its method for editing documents. Microsoft contended that i4i's patent was invalid."
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by mat69 on Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:06 UTC
mat69
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That is really bad. What this ruling shows is that crap can uphold all instances of justice in the US.

I fear that soon not only large companies publishing their products in the USA will be targeted, but also small entities, be it companies or whatever.

At one point patents were meant to advocate innovation. Now their only point is to kill innovation or to profit of others' innovations. Instead of supporting those who innovate software patents only support parasites.

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