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Re: Software patents virtually prohibited in U.S.

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____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Sunday 09 November 2008 19:27 : \____
> On Nov 9, 6:37 am, Anonymous Remailer
> <mixmas...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> http://www.itexaminer.com/us-court-throws-out-most-software-patents.aspx
>> Software patents are now mostly worthless and open-source will flourish in
>> the U.S. because of this ruling. Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Yahoo list
>> billions and billions in software-patents with the stroke of a pen. I wonder
>> how this will affect their balance sheets.
> Subtitled, "Microsoft has a problem ".  It's an interesting
> development.  I don't have a legal mind, and haven't tried to follow
> the nuances of this issue, but if I could do anything for innovation
> in this country (I live in the US) it would be to abolish software
> patents.
> It seems that Obama has definite ideas about promoting innovation in
> the technical sector, and seems to oppose software patents and to
> favor open document standards.  This may be another problem for
> Microsoft, even if there is no renewal of antitrust.
> As for the businesses who have built up huge multibillion dollar
> portfolios in "intellectual property," too bad.

There will probably be heavy corruption (lobbying) to reverse this. That's the
expectation anyway.

Always be vigilant.

- -- 
                ~~ Best of wishes

everytime you say things like this i just think of that cult of people
who send around .doc files. i dont want to communicate with people who
talk in .doc format, but they do not wish to use something else, so
they discredit those without word. --Ed, c.o.l.a.
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