Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 17:15 UTC
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Called the Partnership for American Innovation, the group warned that steps to stop the PAEs could also hurt truly innovative companies.

Companies signing on to the effort so far are Apple Inc., DuPont, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, IBM Corp, Microsoft Corp and Pfizer Inc.

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In particular, the group would oppose efforts to make software or biotechnology unpatentable.

Google, Cisco and other supporters of efforts to curb frivolous patent litigation from PAEs, often termed "patent trolls," supported a bill that easily passed the U.S. House of Representatives in December.

Software patents are destructive and hinder innovation. Apple, Microsoft, and the other members are actively lobbying to limit innovation in the technology industry. This, in turn, will harm the American economy, and cost the American people tens of thousands of jobs.

It's easy to sound like a politician.

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RE[7]: Just goes to show....
by CaptainN- on Fri 4th Apr 2014 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Just goes to show...."
CaptainN-
Member since:
2005-07-07

Management is responsible for even the things their subordinates do behind their backs, and it goes all the way up the chain to the CEO. That's why they get paid the big bucks.

If they don't like it, they can resign, and get a lower level position where someone who doesn't like it belongs.

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RE[8]: Just goes to show....
by shmerl on Fri 4th Apr 2014 17:40 in reply to "RE[7]: Just goes to show...."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Exactly my point. If they can't reign in the chaos in their own companies, they shouldn't take that position to begin with.

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