Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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by jared_wilkes on Mon 8th Oct 2012 18:01 UTC
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My guess is the 20 billion estimate includes the entire MMI purchase, which is obviously a hugely flawed assumption. I'm certain it would include the 4+ billion used to acquire the Nortel patents -- but those were valued at 1.5 billion well ahead of much of the patent wars. And I'd wager that "up to" 20 billion is rather generous.

So I don't find this "estimate" very telling at all.

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