Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 21:57 UTC, submitted by Drake
Legal Say what you want about Twitter - pointless, annoying, noise, useless - at least the company has its heart in the right place. Twitter just announced the Innovator's Patent Agreement, a promise not use their or their employees' patents offensively. In a world where yesterday's innovators are today's patent trolls - Apple, Microsoft, Oracle - this is a big deal.
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Not so simple...
by bowkota on Wed 18th Apr 2012 09:30 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

While Twitter's efforts are welcome it seems like this IPA is pretty vague and some of the key elements are very open to interpretation.

This initiative gives Twitter some useful positive press but in reality it doesn't change much .

I also find your views of certain companies as "patent trolls", while leaving others out of the picture, pretty naive.

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