Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2011 20:41 UTC, submitted by sawboss
3D News, GL, DirectX More patent news? Sorry, but for some reason, there's a spike in patent, trademark, and related news this week - not entirely unsurprising considering it's earnings season. HTC, currently under attack from Apple and a recent signer of Microsoft patent agreement regarding Android, has bought S3 Graphics... For the patents. Patents Apple has already been found infringing upon.
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RE[2]: Have to give this a try
by crimperman on Fri 8th Jul 2011 08:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Have to give this a try"
crimperman
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2006-11-09

It's worth remembering that software patents are not viable in the EU (and other places as well) where a lot of development takes place. Thus until/unless the software is used in something worth suing in the correct geographical region, software patents are irrelevant.

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