Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 12:45 UTC
Legal Ah, patents - the never-ending scourge of the technology industry. Whether wielded by companies who don't actually make any products, or large corporations who abuse them because they can't compete in the market place or because they're simply jerks, they do the industry a huge disservice and are simply plain dangerous. According to The Wall Street Journal (circumvention link), president Obama is about to take several executive actions to address patent trolls - which may seem like a good idea, but I am very worried that all this will do is strengthen the positions of notorious patent system abusers such as Apple and Microsoft.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Jun 2013 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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Why waste money, time and energy on small companies that cause you little harm.

If you sow thousands of seeds and the birds steal 100 of them would you invest in a WiFi linked scarecrow defense grid?

Apple could go after these small companies that sell imitation products, but they don't do much damage, it won't win Apple much and take one out and three new ones arise.

People who buy these cheep crappy gadgets would never buy an Apple product anyway.

But I see my original post got its first down vote, but nobody has been able to name one single small company yet. Oh well.

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