Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 21:51 UTC, submitted by Beta
Legal "Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, began arguing its U.S. trade case that Android-based smartphones made by Motorola Mobility Holdings use technology derived from Microsoft inventions. In a trial that began today before the International Trade Commission in Washington, Microsoft accused Motorola Mobility of infringing seven of its patents and requested a halt to imports of certain Motorola phones. The ITC has the power to stop imports of products that violate U.S. patent rights." Hey at least these patent trolls ensure we got stuff to write about.
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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I do think it's important to keep the issue in the spotlight, even though the topic is repetitive.


Do you know what the definition of insanity is? If not, let me Google it for you:

http://tinyurl.com/3yeu9wt

So, what does that say about tech bloggers who keep posting the same patent bullshit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and again, expecting anything to change?

I mean, who exactly needs to see the 'software patents are broken' rant who hasn't already seen it 900 f**king times already? But hey, if you enjoy pissing into the wind, can't people at LEAST wait until there's a patent lawsuit where a VERDICT has actually been reached before feeling like they have to post about it, then perhaps there might be a reason to care ...

Edited 2011-08-24 02:49 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

WorknMan,

If that's how you feel, then why bother reading these patent threads? Where is the problem?

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If that's how you feel, then why bother reading these patent threads? Where is the problem?


Oh, you know... I figure if some of us do enough bitching about all these patent articles, maybe it might actually inspire Thom and his ilk to post a lot less of them, just like how bloggers keep thinking that telling us about every finger gesture patent lawsuit that comes up might actually result in less patents.

See my previous definition of insanity ;)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Do you know what the definition of insanity is?


Maybe it is "person who continue to read articles that do not interest him and then continue to bitch about how uninteresting those articles are".

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Sounds about right: insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting to get different results. ;)

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