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Patent Infringement and Linux Kernel

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Patent Infringement and Linux Kernel Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13168296

Not good news!

Surely a good case could be made to the effect that patenting law in the US is damaging invention rather than promoting it (as the notion of patents is supposed to do). After all, there's a manifest contradiction between promoting innovative competition and a legal device that supports monopolistic exclusivity.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This only applies in the US; patent trolls always use these jury courts in Texas because it is easy to bamboozle a jury; I have no doubt Google will appeal.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Red Hat are now suing Bedrock over the validity of its patent.
Another good day for lawyers.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howdy,


So, what's this to do with the Linux kernel ?. Sounds like it's only to do with google.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
The internet titan was found guilty of infringing a patent related to the Linux kernel...

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