Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 08:49 UTC, submitted by kragil
Amiga & AROS A few weeks ago, Novell and Red Hat jointly fended off a patent infringement suit thrown their way by a patent troll. The patent in question more or less came down to the concept of virtual desktops - and thanks to Groklaw, several people helped in finding cases of prior art. The most interesting one of all? A carefully restored and working Amiga 1000 demonstrated to the judge and jury.
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by deathshadow on Sun 16th May 2010 03:25 UTC
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Prior Art - the number one way to shoot down most any patent. Had anyone bothered with this type of research back in the 1880's Edison would have gone down in history as a patent troll instead of an inventor.

Lesson - Never trust an "inventor" who once worked as a patent clerk. Right Sir Joseph?

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