Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we were treated to another preliminary injunction on a product due to patent trolling. Over the past few years, some companies have resorted to patent trolling instead of competing on merit, using frivolous and obvious software and design patents to block competitors - even though this obviously shouldn't be legal. The fact that this is, in fact, legal, is baffling, and up until a few months ago, a regular topic here on OSNews. At some point - I stopped reporting on the matter. The reason for this is simple: I realised that intellectual property law exists outside of regular democratic processes and is, in fact, wholly and utterly totalitarian. What's the point in reporting on something we can't change via legal means?
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RE[8]: not a ptatent troll
by darcysmith on Sun 1st Jul 2012 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: not a ptatent troll"
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It isn't a matter of my disagreeing with the sites or not. It is a matter of they are the only ones that I have ever seen the words Patent Troll used that way, for any company.

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RE[9]: not a ptatent troll
by Bennie on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 04:51 in reply to "RE[8]: not a ptatent troll"
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It's all about a company which is using patents to troll their competitors.
Or do you think these patents, like rounded corners, slide to unlock etc. are in fact such precious inventions they should be patented and used to block sales of competitors products?

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