Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 00:22 UTC
Legal "Yahoo has made good on its threat of last month and filed a patent infringement suit against Facebook." Yup, another patent battle. Great for innovation, this. Destroying the technology industry, one patent at a time.
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RE[2]: Man ...
by WorknMan on Thu 15th Mar 2012 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Man ..."
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My post should probably end with some suggestion on what you could do if you don't like these stories, but I guess I'll break the rule and start this day peacefully ;) .


No, those of us that are constantly bitching about it is the reason why he said he was going to dial the patent stories back ;) But I say if you're going to pick and choose which ones to post (which he should), why not concentrate on the ones where something/somebody actually gets shut down?

The more you post about 'company x sues company y over some overly broad patents', the less people like me are going to pay attention when something REALLY bad happens as a result of patents and you decide to tell us about it.

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by muszek on Thu 15th Mar 2012 08:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Man ..."
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or... the more Thom writes about patents, the more people get pissed off. And that's what we want - people being pissed off by patents ;)

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by WorknMan on Thu 15th Mar 2012 23:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Man ..."
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or... the more Thom writes about patents, the more people get pissed off. And that's what we want - people being pissed off by patents ;)


That's my point... they're not going to get pissed off about patents; they're just going to get annoyed by all the 'company x gets sued for violating slide to unlock patent' articles and start ignoring them altogether, and that's probably NOT what you want. That's why I say if you're going to pick and choose which ones to post, then post the ones that really count, like when a product gets banned from a certain country because of a patent dispute.

It's like the boy who cried wolf... if you make a big stink every time somebody gets sued, then eventually people just stop paying attention.

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