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Old 04-03-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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New Egg beats patent troll


https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...eap-suit.shtml

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Newegg has announced today, somewhat gleefully, that when faced with actually having to go to trial, Macrosolve has "folded like a cheap suit" dismissing its lawsuit against Newegg (and Geico, the one other company who fought back).
 
Old 04-04-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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All software patents should be abolished. That's the root of all these problems.
 
Old 04-06-2014, 09:36 AM   #3
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I think the abolition of any and all intellectual property laws is unwise. We need incentives to promote progress. We just need them to pass into Public Domain in a reasonable time as was originally mandated in Patent Law.
 
Old 04-06-2014, 08:31 PM   #4
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I don't think anyone has argued that all intellectual properly laws should be abolished.

Software patents are merely one form of IP. Code can be copyrighted. Physical things can be patented.

What's truly underhanded about many of these software patents suits is that persons were allowed to patent ideas and defend those patents, even if a working implementation, let alone production model, is never produced.
 
Old 04-07-2014, 12:41 PM   #5
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Implemented code is well protected by copyright. If software patents are such a good idea, how come they're largely confined to the USA and Japan? Eurp(e (despite pressure from US companies) and the BRICS nations get on fine without them.
 
  


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