Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Dec 2008 20:00 UTC
Legal Large multinational software companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google, rarely - if ever - initiate patent infringement lawsuits against other software companies, probably because they themselves infringe on lots of patents too. However, they do get sued themselves by smaller companies. Even though the Christian part of the world is all about forgiveness and love and pink ponies during the holidays (or, at least, they ought to be), Apple, Google, and Microsoft have been struck by a patent infringement lawsuit started by Cygnus Systems.
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RE: Patent is worthless...
by sbergman27 on Sat 27th Dec 2008 05:21 UTC in reply to "Patent is worthless..."
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Stupid, stupid, stupid, money-grubbing POS lawyers...

People like these are helping to make this nation ( U.S. ) collapse from within.

I share your sentiment. And this situation makes it hard to criticize companies like MS which file a hundred or so patents a day. I guess they missed filing this particular one and it has come home to roost.

It's an interesting question, though. Would the U.S. collapsing from within be good or bad for the rest of the world? Probably bad for me here in Oklahoma. But there's a lot of world outside our borders.

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RE[2]: Patent is worthless...
by Brendan on Sat 27th Dec 2008 06:08 in reply to "RE: Patent is worthless..."
Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

It's an interesting question, though. Would the U.S. collapsing from within be good or bad for the rest of the world? Probably bad for me here in Oklahoma. But there's a lot of world outside our borders.


I'd assume that U.S. companies and U.S. politicians are smart enough to only let things collapse a little (until the problem is obvious) before the patent laws were changed to prevent further collapse. That could be extremely good for everyone, including the U.S.

-Brendan

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I'd assume that U.S. companies and U.S. politicians are smart enough to only let things collapse a little (until the problem is obvious) before the patent laws were changed to prevent further collapse

Yeah. We'd never let our major banking, or other financial systems collapse through negligence or oversight, either.

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