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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RE[5]: Wait, what???
by bnolsen on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wait, what???"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Lets go judge shopping. I'm sure one or more can be found that will agree with me. Sorry judges aren't special superhuman integrous people. And they are lawyers by trade, not much more. There's not enough of these people (lawyers) at the bottom of the ocean.

The fun part is they have the power to gum up the works and make you spend a bunch of time and money screwing around. Companies with paid legal departments love this answer. Small companies? Well they are dying out.

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