On 2009-08-21 07:37, Snit wrote:
High Plains Thumper stated in post 4a8e263c$0$4427$6e1ede2f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
on 8/20/09 9:44 PM:
<Quote> two years ago, Microsoft filed a patent for clustering
phylogenetics methods, which have existed for years, and are
currently in use by just about anyone who does evolutionary
biology. The filing has been compared to attempting to patent
multiplication tables, and has the phylogenetics community on
Pretty soon you'll have to pay for those multiplication
tables. Intellectual Property, you know.
Shows that the company is no more than a patent troll, IMHO.
No more? You do not know the other things MS does? Huh?
Like "misappropriation of trade secrets, common law misappropriation,
conversion, unfair competition, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty" ?