Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 12:45 UTC
Legal Ah, patents - the never-ending scourge of the technology industry. Whether wielded by companies who don't actually make any products, or large corporations who abuse them because they can't compete in the market place or because they're simply jerks, they do the industry a huge disservice and are simply plain dangerous. According to The Wall Street Journal (circumvention link), president Obama is about to take several executive actions to address patent trolls - which may seem like a good idea, but I am very worried that all this will do is strengthen the positions of notorious patent system abusers such as Apple and Microsoft.
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by roracle on Wed 5th Jun 2013 10:32 UTC
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Obama can't do anything, have you seen the past four and a half years?

Executive orders are nothing, and he talks about them as if they are law by pen stroke. He has no power, that's the point of the USA: our leaders have very little power, they aren't monarchs, and we aren't a monarchy.

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