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

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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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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UltraZelda64 Member since:

Nintendo of America? Right up the road from Microsoft headquarters practically?

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CapEnt Member since:

Having a subsidiary in USA does not make a company American.

Anyway, nintendo did something shady lately related with patents? I find odd that you suddenly brought it to the table.

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