Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
Legal "Last week a large, profitable company sued a small start-up business for patent infringement. As a non-legal person, I can only guess that this sort of thing must happen fairly often. I would also guess that the large companies, which have the means to hire crackerjack legal teams and drag cases out, must often win. And while I guess I feel bad for the small businesses, I've never really cared before now. Because this time, the stakes are high. This time, it's my daughter's voice on the line. Literally." Infuriating. Maybe these are the kinds of stories we need to get normal people to care enough to force lawmakers to change. Sadly, the big bags of money from Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle are probably far more important to them than this sad story.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by bhtooefr on Mon 26th Mar 2012 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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Well, there's always blatantly violating the patent, by either following its directions to make whatever it is yourself, or buying from a Chinese company that doesn't care about the patent.

(But, then, you get lead or antifreeze in your knockoff patented medicine...)

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