Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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RE[4]: Comment by yokem55
by viton on Sun 8th Jul 2012 14:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by yokem55"
viton
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however, keeping a secret doesn't protect you against reverse engineering or intentional reproduction.


So what? Apple intentionally reproduced the cell phone.
With this logic cell phones should only be produced by Motorola.

And anyone who has the similar idea and/or implementation will infringe "your" invention. You should not forbid people to THINK and DO.

WebM codec is free and open. Despite of all attempts of nasty patent trolls to shoot it down.

Reverse engineering is typically done to support your files/hardware on other platforms, that you do not support.

As I said, there are too many people but too few unique things.
Compression patents are basically math + trivial things for anyone familiar with this field or tried to THINK.
These people built their inventions on the shoulders of all mathematicians and early computer pioneers. Is it fair?
They should invent their own mathematic, physics and their computers from scratch then.

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