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Re: Independence Day Take II

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 11 November 2008 22:38 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Re Intellectual Ventures, Nathan Myhrvold's patent trolling company...
>> <Quote>
>> Just like in the story-line of Independence Day, where the alien death
>> ships slowly but surely positioned themselves over each major
>> city...so too is Intellectual Ventures (I.V.) slowly positioning
>> itself as the patent overlord over many major industry segments.  [The
>> eventual outcome:] Complete usurpation of the U.S. Patent system... a
>> gigantic tax/toll collector controlling the pulse of innovation in the
>> U.S. or, like the move, extermination of innovation.
>> [Most patents worthless...] But, owing to the excessive cost...most
>> victims of this licensing extortion racket meekly pay-up. What
>> Myhrvold has wrought is an obscene abuse of the patent system. It
>> should be stopped, either by industry groups banding together to file
>> reexaminations, or by Congress, or both.
>> ... I.V. and other Trolls are vacuuming away investment into their
>> collective war chests. Innovation is being actively mugged, and all
>> we?re doing is talking, and talking, and talking, and talking....The
>> speed and depth of debate with respect to Patent Reform is laughable
>> given the consequences. The debate is factional and shallow and
>> useless. We must return to first principles....The future of
>> innovation in the U.S. rides on the outcome of these efforts.
>> </Quote>
> Myhrvold is a loose cannon.  I don't care how intelligent he is, he may be
> treading on the boundaries of evil.

He's demented. Watch him explain what he does. He thinks his words are gold.

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