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 Post subject: Patent Trolls, et al
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:38 pm 
 
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Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:12 am
Posts: 11
Hi Gents,

In case you haven't seen it, here is an interesting take on the patent reform movement. Frankly, I'm surprised that EETimes printed it - they're kind of whimpy on this stuff.

Don't Let Whining by Multinationals Undo 200 Years of Patent Progress

"All this talk of 'patent trolls' is a red herring, fabricated by large multinationals to divert attention from the real issue--that they have no valid defense against charges they are using the technology of others without permission (see "Crackberry and the patent mill," Jan. 30, page 4). Their objective is not to fix the patent system but to destroy it. Patents threaten their market dominance.


Companies using someone else's technology aren't so genteel..."


http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=181503682


Cheers 8)


 
   
 
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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:55 pm 
 
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Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:47 am
Posts: 84
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Anybody that doesn't think the patent system is broken in the US needs to read this:
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060404/netflix_blockbuster.html

How in the name of god, can you patent the concept of renting movies!? :?:

Quote:
Netflix also believes its patents cover perhaps its most popular feature -- the option of renting a DVD for an unlimited time without incurring late fees.


I think the people in the patent office spend a lot of time smoking crack.







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