[kwlug-disc] Frivolous patents

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Thu Aug 13 16:16:34 EDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Raul Suarez<rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>From: "john at netdirect.ca" <john at netdirect.ca>
>>Still expect Microsoft to lock customers in, screw the small developer (
>>http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/markets/the-close-microsoft-loses-lawsuit-wins-gains/article1249784/
>>) and manipulate standards (
>>http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10308909-16.html).
>
> I don't know if that's a good example. I see that more as an example of the flawed patent system.

The US patent system thrives on conflict and has no requirement for
the role of "Good guy".  Two bad guys can pay their fees to fight each
other, just as well.



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