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[News] Patents Break the Industry, Microsoft Patent Propaganda Against Linux Lives on

  • Subject: [News] Patents Break the Industry, Microsoft Patent Propaganda Against Linux Lives on
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:59:06 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Guy Claims His Patent Covers Everyone Making Computers, Cell Phones, Hard
Drives, DVD Players, HDTV & MRIs

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| Joe Mullin has been digging into the saga of Gregory Bender -- a guy no one 
| seems to know anything about, but who just a few weeks ago started suing some 
| big name companies, such as Broadcom, Freescale, AMD and National 
| Semiconductor for patent infringement. A week later, he had also sued IBM, 
| Agilent, Cirrus Logic, Siemens, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and ST 
| Microelectronics. Apparently that wasn't enough, as a week later, he filed 
| new lawsuits against AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Sony-Ericsson, Panasonic, Samsung, 
| Toshiba, Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital. At latest count, in the last 
| month or so, he's filed 22 lawsuits against 28 different companies.         


Burning the Ships: A Review

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| At times it reads like a combination of Microsoft marketing, and occasionally 
| the evil Microsoft raises its head in the tone, especially in the last 
| chapter. As we have seen with TomTom and the Linux Foundation's suggestions 
| that File Access Table (FAT) be abandoned, Microsoft, despite some of the 
| protestations in this book, is not shy about asserting its patents and other 
| IP. If nothing else, having read this book gives you a slim glimpse into what 
| might be on the near horizon for software development and a nice history of 
| where it has been.       



Sun exec accuses Microsoft of 'patent terrorism'

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| The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and
| unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local
| executive for Sun Microsystems.


Microsoft, the art of Corporate Terrorism.

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| Microsoft, no longer the technological leader in the Computer Desktop
| market, is taking on a terrorist role in its attempt remain in power
| at all costs. (see the link to the CNN story below)
| The tactic is intended to frighten current, and would be, free
| software users away from products that Microsoft just can't compete
| with. It's not a new tactic, but for the first time desperation is
| beginning to show.


Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

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| That headline is designed to grab your attention. Sensationalistic as
| it may be, it also happens to be true, if what you mean by 'terrorize'
| is to provoke fear.
| If you've been following the presidential race in the United States,
| you know the present crop of candidates have been exploiting the fear
| of the American people as they never have before in the history of
| the country.

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