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[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Wed 5th Jun 2013 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Yes, it does. Apple is no exception to the precedent case law application. Apple is not the only one, though.

Your focus on Apple is very much misplaced, since you can say the same about Microsoft and most other big players. In fact, Microsoft has spawned more than Apple can dream of in small businesses and jobs. Their business partner programme is second to none.

PS: Apple "trolled" in Europe - a Spanish tablet maker and a German one. Much smaller targets than Microsoft's targets were/are.

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