Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 21:57 UTC, submitted by Drake
Legal Say what you want about Twitter - pointless, annoying, noise, useless - at least the company has its heart in the right place. Twitter just announced the Innovator's Patent Agreement, a promise not use their or their employees' patents offensively. In a world where yesterday's innovators are today's patent trolls - Apple, Microsoft, Oracle - this is a big deal.
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RE[5]: Patent troll?
by Savior on Wed 18th Apr 2012 09:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patent troll?"
Savior
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2006-09-02

You can't claim Apple/Microsoft often don't want to do anything with their patents.
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You degrade the term offering no differences between for example a real company like Microsoft or a shady one that produces nothing and just buys patents to sue.


Because the way Microsoft gets royalties after Android phones sold by other companies is completely different from "produces nothing and just buys patents to sue", right?

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