Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Nov 2013 18:07 UTC
Legal

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider legislation aimed at reining in abusive patent litigation. But one of the bill's most important provisions, designed to make it easier to nix low-quality software patents, will be left on the cutting room floor. That provision was the victim of an aggressive lobbying campaign by patent-rich software companies such as IBM and Microsoft.

These companies also happen to have the largest lobbying corruption budgets. This is never going to change.

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Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

I don't see Google in the list, so let's create a good guys listing :

AMD
nVidia
Google
Motorola
...

Kochise

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Strangely, Apple is missing there too, which is unexpected.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I didn't see Nintendo in there.

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CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

Not a American company. Foreign lobbying in USA is quite a controversial issue, most pressure groups do not accept these companies on it.

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kompak Member since:
2011-06-14

Why do you list AMD and not Intel?

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majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

I don't see Google in the list, so let's create a good guys listing :

AMD
nVidia
Google
Motorola
...

Kochise


What a surprise: you missed Apple in your good guys list.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What a surprise: you missed Apple in your good guys list.


Apple? A good guy on patents?

They have perpetrated more software patent abuse than just about any other major company. They're the worst of the worst.

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