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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RE: Act together in defense
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 1st Jul 2012 16:24 UTC in reply to "Act together in defense"
Thom_Holwerda
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Apple would establish too many precedents and would try to achieve bans against all major Android devices.


That is Apple's ultimate goal, yes. They divided up the desktop market with Microsoft, and they can't stand it that they have to share the mobile market with a successful competitor that is very, very far outside of their own business model. So, they respond the only way incumbents know how: by suing.

Pretty classic and basic stuff.

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