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: The actual proposed measure
by JAlexoid on Wed 5th Jun 2013 09:23 UTC in reply to "The actual proposed measure"
JAlexoid
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What about continuations? They have been shown to be a good tool to broaden a patent, by "Oh... we actually meant that, not this".

End-users should not be subject to lawsuits for simply using a product as intended

That is not necessarily true. Consumer products most definitely have to be under such rules, however it gets tricky with commercial and industrial equipment.

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