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[7]: not a ptatent troll
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 1st Jul 2012 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: not a ptatent troll"
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It has a pretty specific, non-legal, meaning

It does not, and you give proof of this in your own comment:

Interestingly I googled Apple Patent Troll and the *ONLY* references I found for Apple being a patent troll were sites that were clearly Android biased using it.

Just because you disagree with those sites does not mean you get to ignore the fact that the term is routinely and often used in the way that it's been used here. Language doesn't work that way.

Edited 2012-07-01 20:22 UTC

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