Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Aug 2010 22:11 UTC, submitted by lfeagan
Legal Most of us here are not particularly big fans of the concept of patents. Most of us are aware of the significance of patents, we just believe the system has gone out of control and needs a serious kick in the butt. Well, it turns out not even the richest people on this earth are immune to the call of the patent troll. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a massive patent lawsuit, using broad and vague patents to sue just about any big name in the business - from Apple to Google.
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RE: Patents Wars
by darknexus on Fri 27th Aug 2010 22:32 UTC in reply to "Patents Wars"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

The is going to get very ugly before people come to their senses and fix the damn patent problem.


Good! Let them sue each other and let them kill each other off. Sometimes a fire has to run rampent to clear the way for new growth to spring up, and it's about time most of the big tech companies burned.

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RE[2]: Patents Wars - burn like the banks
by jabbotts on Sat 28th Aug 2010 00:16 in reply to "RE: Patents Wars"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

A cleansing controlled brush fire may help but that's assuming the Gov won't step in and extinguish it with torrents of money.. sort of like the Banks that should have burned themselves out. (did any of the bank executives not get there bonus even though they'd run the industry into the ground?)

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sPAZbEAT Member since:
2009-07-17

this only from skimming news articles... some financial or bailed-out executives gave up their salary (for a year), but kept the other forms of income. i don't think any execs accepted anything near as low as (equivalent of) $20k/yr

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