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[News] Patents Reduce Production, Increase Litigation, Microsoft Racketeering

  • Subject: [News] Patents Reduce Production, Increase Litigation, Microsoft Racketeering
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:48:55 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Profit from patents: sue, don't produce

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| No surprises: the trolls make more from 
| suing than performing entities 
| (manufacturers) do from suing (shorter time 
| to trial, higher success rate, higher 
| damages).


Supreme Court to Hear First Genetically Engineered Crop Case

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| Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to 
| hear a first-time case about the risks of 
| genetically engineered crops. Named Monsanto 
| v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the case 
| before the high court will be yet another 
| step in an ongoing battle waged by the 
| Center for Food Safety to protect consumers 
| and the environment from potentially harmful 
| effects of genetically engineered (GE) 
| crops.
| The modified alfalfa seed at the heart of 
| the dispute has been engineered to be immune 
| to Monsantoâs flagship herbicide Roundup. 
| Monsanto intervened in a 2007 federal 
| district court ruling that the Department of 
| Agricultureâs approval of GE alfalfa was 
| illegal. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) 
| filed a 2006 lawsuit on behalf of a 
| coalition of non-profits and farmers who 
| wished to retain the choice to plant non-GE 
| alfalfa. CFS was victorious in this case â 
| in addition CFS has won two appeals by 
| Monsanto in the Court of Appeals for the 
| Ninth Circuit: in 2008 and again in 2009. 
| Now, upon Monsantoâs insistence, the Supreme 
| Court has agreed to hear the case.



Microsoftâs Shell Game

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| His claim that the infringement canât 
| possibly be accidental is also belied by the 
| fact that Microsoft refuses to disclose 
| which patents free software infringes. If 
| Microsoftâs patents are valid, and if free 
| software developers have been infringing 
| them deliberately, then itâs hard to see 
| what the harm would be in publicly revealing 
| which patents are infringing.



EIM: We refused Microsoft's orgies and paid for it

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| Relations between EIM Computerized
| Technologies Ltd. and Microsoft Corporation
| (Nasdaq: MSFT) have always been sensitive,
| but EIM's statement of defense in a lawsuit
| against the software giant sets a new
| standard.
| EIM, was one of Microsoft's largest
| distributors in Israel until mid-2005, when
| their contract expired. In the statement of
| defense filed with the Tel Aviv District
| Court, EIM claims that its relations with
| Microsoft broke down because EIM's
| employees refused to participate in sex and
| drug orgies on a cruise organized by
| Microsoft in May 2005 for its Israeli and
| Turkish distributors.
| EIM alleges, "For the pleasure cruise,
| Microsoft, or people on its behalf, invited
| women who provided sexual services for
| money. During this cruise, the Microsoft
| representative encouraged the participants
| in the cruise to party with these women,
| including receiving said services. They
| were also offered banned substances."

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