Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 13:00 UTC
Legal Joel Spolsky is ramping up the fight against patent trolls, the scourge of small companies and startups trying to advance technology in new and interesting ways. Sadly, while Spolsky is right on the money on everything, and even though the fight has to start somewhere, I think he - and others - are doing the industry a huge disservice by focussing entirely on pure patent trolls, without actually addressing the other side of the coin: medium and large business engaging in the same patent troll behaviour.
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RE: Sitting ducks
by sukru on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:12 UTC in reply to "Sitting ducks"
sukru
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2006-11-19

That's more of a problem with the court system. In many other countries, Creative would have had to pay all legal costs, both their own, and also Aureal's. With additional fines, which would be enough keep Aureal afloat.

Unfortunately in US, the one with the more money can easily win, by exhausting the resources of the other party.

Edited 2013-04-03 15:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Sitting ducks
by Yamin on Thu 4th Apr 2013 19:54 in reply to "RE: Sitting ducks"
Yamin Member since:
2006-01-10

"That's more of a problem with the court system."

Can I repeat the phrase in the article.
A distinction without a difference ;)

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