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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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by gus3 on Mon 4th Nov 2013 16:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
gus3
Member since:
2010-09-02

I won't say there is; neither will I say there isn't. I'm only pointing out that the respondent was answering what he wanted the parent comment to say, not what the parent comment actually said.

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RE[5]: Comment by some1
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Nov 2013 18:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by some1"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I think his response wasn't responding to what he wanted the parent to say, but was himself broadening the scope to point out that there were no good options if they wanted to boycott companies on that basis. Its what's refereed to as a leading question.

Like:

Mike: Hi Dave.
Dave: Hi Mike. Did you beat your wife last night?


In that example Dave isn't implying that anything in Mike's comment suggested that he was beating his wife, his question is suggesting that he commonly does this based on information outside their current conversation.

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