Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing
by Gone fishing on Sat 30th Jun 2012 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Gone fishing"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Here's a link to an early Anglo Saxon door latch (c.420-650AD) http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Suffolk/West_Stow/West_Sto... not old enough here's Roman http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdugan/3975042663/lightbox/

The idea of using objects say Windows for example, as analogies on computers is not exactly new - so where is the innovation? I think the innovation is restricted only to the patent trolling

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RE[3]: Comment by Gone fishing
by Nelson on Sat 30th Jun 2012 07:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You didn't answer my question. Answer it.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Do you think if it was that easy, Samsung wouldn't have invalidated it long ago?


No I don't think it's easy, but the fact that it isn't easy overturn these ridiculous patents, but easy to get them is not a strength of the US patent system but a weakness.

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