Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
Legal "Last week a large, profitable company sued a small start-up business for patent infringement. As a non-legal person, I can only guess that this sort of thing must happen fairly often. I would also guess that the large companies, which have the means to hire crackerjack legal teams and drag cases out, must often win. And while I guess I feel bad for the small businesses, I've never really cared before now. Because this time, the stakes are high. This time, it's my daughter's voice on the line. Literally." Infuriating. Maybe these are the kinds of stories we need to get normal people to care enough to force lawmakers to change. Sadly, the big bags of money from Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle are probably far more important to them than this sad story.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by marcus0263 on Sun 25th Mar 2012 21:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Those who are software patent aggressors don't care about people. They usually don't care about anything except their purse to be precise. So this isn't surprising. Same story with drug patents. Those who abuse them care not about sick and those who could benefit from cheaper drugs.

Problem is the obscene amount of money it takes to bring a drug to market. There are also a large amount of drugs that do "not" get FDA approval and literally millions of $$$$ go down the tube. Once a drug company does get approval they have only something like 7 or 10 years to recoup the investment then the Generic's then start puking them out. I take issue with the company's who have invested nothing in the drug and are only in it for profit.

For the record I do "not" work for any Pharm or Medical but where I work there is a small drug company. Which BTW have invested millions in a drug over the last 8 years or so and are trying to bring it to market. It opened my eyes .........

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