Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 21:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft and RIM have announced that RIM has licensed Redmond's exFAT patents. The press release contains a ridiculous amount of hyperbole nonsense, and if you translate it into regular people speak, it basically comes down to RIM paying Microsoft protection money for stupid nonsensical software patents. Ridiculous articles like like this make it seem as if we're talking about patents on major technological breakthroughs, but don't be fooled: this is because for some inexplicable reason, we're using crappy FAT for SD cards.
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Simple Cure
by Lorin on Wed 19th Sep 2012 01:02 UTC
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Attack patents at the source, the patent office, get any refusals to the Supreme Court and most will go away.

Appeals courts have already ruled to various degrees that software is an abstract and as such can't be patented, the Supreme Court refused to hear challenges stating that they could not be overcome

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