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[9]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Wed 5th Jun 2013 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Sorry, but that's a copout response. You've just been proven wrong, so you conveniently choose something unrelated to avoid admitting that fact. That's worse than name calling.

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RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Jun 2013 04:20 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Why am I wrong?

A situation is suggested where Apple sues any newcomer to the market. If we take a period from the iPhone launch until now nobody has come up with any names. Only one guy came up with two companies he couldn't even bother naming.

Even if these are small startups I don't think 2 in 5 years warrant the label of newcomer basher.

I'm not continuing any discussion with people who insult me IRL, so why should I here.

My guess is he did some googling and was rather disappointed he couldn't find a whole list of small companies Apple put out of business via the legal system so he resorted to insults as is common on on-line forums.

Why should I bother with someone with a closed mind, who doesn't respect me and is just plain rude? That's pointless.

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RE[11]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Thu 6th Jun 2013 04:32 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510"
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What are you talking about? JAlexoid linked to the article of an actual example that you asked for. Yours was a copout response.

And you proved that by continuing to ignore the fact that he did name an affected company. People who deny the existence of a fact because they were called a name (a mild one, even) is not deserving of any respect.

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