Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Nov 2013 17:24 UTC
Legal

Apple, Microsoft, and others, a little over a month ago in a letter to the EU, warning that the EU's new proposed unified patent law could lead to more patent trolling:

To mitigate the potential for abuses of such power, courts should be guided by principles set forth in the rules of procedure to assess proportionality prior to granting injunctions. And PAEs should not be allowed to use injunctions for the sole purpose of extracting excessive royalties from operating companies that fear business disruption.

Yesterday:

A new front opened today in the patent wars between large technology companies, as a consortium that owns thousands of patents from the Nortel bankruptcy auction filed suit against Google and other manufacturers alleging infringement. Rockstar, which is owned jointly by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, filed suit in US District Court in Texas. In addition to Google, the consortium has alleged infringement by Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Pantech, Samsung, and ZTE.

They're not just scumbags - they are lying scumbags.

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by ilovebeer on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 02:44 UTC
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2011-08-08

I'm so sick of all this patent crap. ALL these companies are "patent trolls" and they ALL do the same thing to each other. That's not what bothers me though. Until the laws are changed, this is what happens. If they want to play musical chairs in one big game of reach-around or butt-f*ck, so be it. It's the constant whining & crying about the whole thing that's really annoying imo. If people are truly that upset about it then they should be pro-active in getting the laws changed. Instead of posting a constant stream of whining, how about posting a constant stream of ways to actively participate in getting things changed?

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