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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We can go a fancy dress together. Me as a fanboy and you as a troll.

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tylerdurden Member since:

Nah. I'll have to pass, I don't live under a bridge and you're not my type.

But if you're looking for a troll to take you to the dance... your beloved apple is the corp that pioneered the "Look and Feel" lawsuit, for stuff they themselves had copied from elsewhere. That should be a great date!

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MOS6510 Member since:

I know you people like to personify businesses and corporations and that can be perhaps useful to simplify a discussion, but taking a company the size of Apple on a date to a fancy dress is stretching practicality far beyond breaking point.

I'd be willing to visit the new Apple campus when it's finished, but without the fancy dress.

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