Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE: the law is the law
by Soulbender on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 05:36 UTC in reply to "the law is the law"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Patents were never suppose to cover software and there is actually no law that says it should.


Even more ironic is the reason why patents exist; to protect the little inventor from the big companies.
Yeah, that worked out really well...

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RE[2]: the law is the law
by rhavyn on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 15:33 in reply to "RE: the law is the law"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

"Patents were never suppose to cover software and there is actually no law that says it should.


Even more ironic is the reason why patents exist; to protect the little inventor from the big companies.
Yeah, that worked out really well...
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Can you find some authoritative source that even alludes to that being the reason patents exist? Cause I'm pretty much 100% positive that you are incorrect.

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RE[3]: the law is the law
by Soulbender on Fri 25th Mar 2011 08:57 in reply to "RE[2]: the law is the law"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's how I remember it but feel free to go and find a source that disproves me.

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