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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RE: Hang on a second...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 20th Nov 2013 22:59 UTC in reply to "Hang on a second..."
Thom_Holwerda
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"...we'd be forced to oppose the bill, and cut funding on your or your party's campaign coming elections, redirecting said funds to your rival instead."

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