Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we were treated to another preliminary injunction on a product due to patent trolling. Over the past few years, some companies have resorted to patent trolling instead of competing on merit, using frivolous and obvious software and design patents to block competitors - even though this obviously shouldn't be legal. The fact that this is, in fact, legal, is baffling, and up until a few months ago, a regular topic here on OSNews. At some point - I stopped reporting on the matter. The reason for this is simple: I realised that intellectual property law exists outside of regular democratic processes and is, in fact, wholly and utterly totalitarian. What's the point in reporting on something we can't change via legal means?
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not a ptatent troll
by darcysmith on Sat 30th Jun 2012 20:45 UTC
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Words are important, they convey meaning. Apple is not a patent troll. You may disagree with them, but trying to use the wrong term, or the right term in the wrong way, just weakens your argument.

Please define what you *think* patent troll means, then go look up the actual meaning of it, and then find out what the proper term you should be using.

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