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[7]: Patent troll?
by kwan_e on Wed 18th Apr 2012 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Patent troll?"
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Microsoft hasn't sued those companies, they threaten to sue unless they license patented technology. These patents may be disputed, but most "targets" tend to license.

The mafia hasn't broken my knee caps. They only threaten to break my knee caps if I don't pay them protection money. The fairness of the relationship may be disputed, but I tend to choose the "intact knee caps" option.

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