Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 22:01 UTC
Legal "No institution is more responsible for the recent explosion of patent litigation in the software industry, the rise of patent trolls, and the proliferation of patent thickets than the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The patent court's thirtieth birthday this week is a good time to ask whether it was a mistake to give the nation's most patent-friendly appeals court such broad authority over the patent system." Interesting.
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RE: Not rogue
by TemporalBeing on Mon 1st Oct 2012 17:23 UTC in reply to "Not rogue"
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Rogue implies rebellion, independence, guerillas, Luke Skywalker, X Wings...

No, the appeals court were very much in lock step with the interests of established big businesses. They may as well have built their own that's-no-moon with a two metre wide weak spot.

It is rogue in that it is suppose to follow the precedents set by SCOTUS, and they have even blatantly ignored SCOTUS - including one of their own calling out the rest of the judges on doing so.

If they don't follow the law - written, unwritten (e.g. common law), and judicial precedent - then they in fact rogue.

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