Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:04 UTC
Legal "As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has reached a settlement agreement with Google, bringing the commission's antitrust investigations into the search giant to a close. Two different areas of Google's business were being explored: the way it prioritized search results, and the way that Google had sought injunctions against devices that were thought to have infringed upon standards-essential patents from Motorola." Would have loved to see the FRAND system crumble, though. Let the patent mess explode - to change the system, we need disruption, not appeasement.
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RE: I think you got your wish
by linux-lover on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:24 UTC in reply to "I think you got your wish"
linux-lover
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2011-04-25

You must be delusional to believe software patents have any benefit to the industry or that they should even be allowed.

They only allow Google, Microsoft, Apple et al. to annihilate competitors.

Any ruling that demands license fees for software will always be bullshit.

Software is written, writing is protected by copyright.
Software is at it's core is mathematics and logic, neither of which are patentable.

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