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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RE[15]: Patent troll?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: Patent troll?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Those companies and Microsoft/Apple are in two complete different leagues. That's why I disagree with Thom you can throw them all on the same pile. I'm not going to learn about all the different kinds/levels of patent trolls. Let's have just one kind.


Quite convenient if you are an Apple fan, is it not?

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RE[16]: Patent troll?
by MOS6510 on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:32 in reply to "RE[15]: Patent troll?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Why should it be? Do you think I get a discount on Apple products if I argue against them being patent trolls? If I did I'd start an occupy movement in your garden and fill my house up will Apple gear.

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RE[16]: Patent troll?
by majipoor on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:42 in reply to "RE[15]: Patent troll?"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

As it is convenient for Apple haters to use the same "patent troll" term for Apple, Microsoft, Rambus or Lodsys.

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RE[17]: Patent troll?
by kwan_e on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:02 in reply to "RE[16]: Patent troll?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Windows fanboys think Apple fanboys are a bunch of c***s. Apple fanboys think Windows fanboys are a bunch of c***s.

When will they realize?

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