Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The Google-Microsoft patent war of words is continuing. Yesterday, Google (rightfully so, in my book) accused Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle partaking in an organised patent attack against Android, instead of competing on merit, claiming that they bought up Novell's and Nortel's patents solely to attack Android and its device makers. Microsoft struck back, claiming Google was offered to join in on the bids for the Novell patents, but rejected the offer. Google has now responded to this accusation - and to make matters even more confusing, Microsoft responded back. A public shouting match between two powerful parties? Count me in!
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I think C. S. Lewis, JRR Tolken, JK Rowling among many others would disagree with that understanding. Thom's philosophy is akin to saying that patenting a book is just patenting letters.


I wish I didn't have to be so hostile but:

You're useless.

After commenting on several articles on patents, you still don't know what they truly entail. You used the worst possible example (I'm sure others have told you that books are protected by copyright).

In that vein it should be pointed out that there are many books that resemble quite closely these books in terms of structure, story and content...and yet these are still the most famous.

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