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Regarding the American Patent Regime

Posted 08-03-2011 at 03:59 AM by William (Dthdealer)
Updated 08-03-2011 at 03:59 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Fixed URL tags)

From the page:
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Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries.
A more informative summary: A 50 minute report from NPR America about patent trolls.

Check it out here: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radi...patents-attack


It is well worth the listen ( or read ). I don't like web interfaces for listening to audio however, so I used RTMPdump to download the recording:

Code:
rtmpdump -r rtmp://wbez.fcod.llnwd.net/a3989/o35/thislife/jomamashouse/ismymamashouse/441.mp3 -o NPR_When_Patents_Attack.mp3
All I can hope for is that the Australian patent system does not fall into the same spiral. From what I have gathered, putting the words 'on a computer' in a patent request makes it specific enough to be passed in America.

But American industry has had leverage on New Zealand in the past - just look uptheir new three strikes rule. Scary stuff - MAFIAA indeed.

Regards, William
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