Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2012 07:35 UTC
Legal A bit of a fascinating little surprise in the Oracle vs. Google proceedings yesterday. As it turns out, judge Alsup... Has done, and still does, a lot of programming, and hence, he knows just how silly the whole rangeChek issue is. Addressing Oracle's lawyer, Alsup notes: "I couldn't have told you the first thing about Java before this problem. I have done, and still do, a significant amount of programming in other languages. I've written blocks of code like rangeCheck a hundred times before. I could do it, you could do it. The idea that someone would copy that when they could do it themselves just as fast, it was an accident. There's no way you could say that was speeding them along to the marketplace. You're one of the best lawyers in America, how could you even make that kind of argument?" Ouch.
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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 16th May 2012 14:52 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

That's not black/white thinking, quite the opposite. I accept that companies abuse or misuse patents. Because I don't think black/white I don't want to put any labels on companies just like that.

If a company abuses a patent once Thom and you label them a patent troll, I don't. I'd say they abused a patent once. If a company's business is to abuse patents then I'd label them a patent troll, because they don't do anything else making the label a fitting description because people then know what we're talking about. They don't when they talk to Thom or you, because then patent troll can mean anything.

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RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Wed 16th May 2012 15:03 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

you label them a patent troll, I don't.


Lie. I didn't call them patent troll. I disagreed with you, but doesn't mean I agreed with Thom either.

This is another example of your black and white thinking. If I disagree with you, I must agree with Thom.

I'd say they abused a patent once.


Microsoft and Apple et al? They abused A patent ONCE? ONCE, you say? A patent, you say?

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RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 16th May 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12


Lie.


Well, no need for further discussion then. Goodbye.

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