Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 6th Oct 2009 21:43 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Legal The patent wars rage on. Eolas, a company that before won US$585 million from Microsoft in 2003 in a suit that challenged the use of ActiveX and AJAX, is now after twenty-three separate companies allegedly because their precious patent was spoiled by all of them.
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RE: They're owed it.
by Praxis on Tue 6th Oct 2009 22:26 UTC in reply to "They're owed it."
Praxis
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2009-09-17

Bullshit is still bullshit even if the government says it smells like roses. People who think software patents are fundamentally flawed aren't going to roll over just because of a couple of cases don't go their way. If more cases like these go through, if will start to harm the american software industry as they will be at a great disadvantage compared to companies in other nations with saner patent laws.

The only good thing about this is that we might see a lot of other companies join red hat in pushing for change in the patent system.

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RE[2]: They're owed it.
by flanque on Wed 7th Oct 2009 08:18 in reply to "RE: They're owed it."
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I think this hinders innovation, particularly by the small guys. It's bullshit.

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