Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2011 17:09 UTC
Google For the first time, Google has opened its mouth against the patent trolling by Apple (and by proxy, Microsoft) against Android manufacturers. By way of Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, the company took stand against the legal actions, and stated they aren't too worried. If need be, Google will ensure HTC doesn't lose the patent case against Apple.
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RE[5]: How can this be fixed?
by Gunderwo on Wed 20th Jul 2011 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: How can this be fixed?"
Gunderwo
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At this point in the conversation now several people with varying degrees of tact have addressed all of your questions of how copyright gives ample protection and how software patents stifle innovation. Yet you, a non developer keep on trying to point out that there may well be someone somewhere who needs further protection of software patents. When you are asked to give an example you are unable to do so.

One would think that if patent protection was necessary it should be easy to point out several examples of where software patents helped. But we got none, not even one. We do however see several stories a week where patents are being abused to stifle innovation and create artificial monopolies, raising the barrier to entry into many markets.

What we see is a system with immense overhead that is not benefiting society in any way.

Until you have actually done something in the field or even done enough research to understand the issue you should stop asking the same stupid question over and over. It's been answered in several direct posts to you from informed developers, not too mention the literally thousands of other posts that address the same thing.

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