Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2011 17:09 UTC
Google For the first time, Google has opened its mouth against the patent trolling by Apple (and by proxy, Microsoft) against Android manufacturers. By way of Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, the company took stand against the legal actions, and stated they aren't too worried. If need be, Google will ensure HTC doesn't lose the patent case against Apple.
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RE[6]: How can this be fixed?
by organgtool on Tue 19th Jul 2011 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: How can this be fixed?"
organgtool
Member since:
2010-02-25

Ouch. Take it easy on the guy. He's attempting to understand the problem and make an informed opinion. The solution for this problem is going to require the support of people who don't develop software for a living. Let's focus on educating these people so that they can see why changes to the patent system are necessary and why our proposed changes are an improvement.

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RE[7]: How can this be fixed?
by JAlexoid on Tue 19th Jul 2011 21:52 in reply to "RE[6]: How can this be fixed?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I wasn't really trying to insult. But rather to show that as a rational person he needs to first understand what it takes to write software, where copyright comes in and where patents come in.

His logic is probably the same logic that jurors apply during patent cases with juries.

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cranfordio Member since:
2005-11-10

Sorry, I didn't make myself very clear. Let me put it this way:

Question: How can we fix the problems with the patent system in regards to software patents?
Answer: No more software patents.

Answering the question this way is what I think is lazy. I did not mean to imply that that is not a valid solution I was just trying to get more information than just no more software patents. How would no more software patents be a good thing? What are the drawbacks, if any, of eliminating software patents? Is the copyright system enough to protect developers from theft of their product?

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