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Re: Microsoft's Former CTO is Attacking the US Industry With Software Patents

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____/ Homer on Saturday 23 Jul 2011 19:10 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/07/22/138576167/when-patents-attack
> [quote]
> The office was in a corridor where all the other doors looked exactly
> the same âlocked, nameplates over the door, no light coming out. It was
> a corridor of silent, empty offices with names like "Software Rights
> Archive," and "Bulletproof Technology of Texas."
> It turns out a lot of those companies in that corridor, maybe every
> single one of them, is doing exactly what Oasis Research is doing. They
> appear to have no employees. They are not coming up with new inventions.
> The companies are in Marshall, Texas because they are filing lawsuits
> for patent infringement.
> ...
> In any case, thousands of lawsuits are filed there, claiming that
> there's an inventor whose invention is being used without permission.
> But there are no inventors in Marshall, just corridors of empty offices.
> [/quote]
> No sane and morally sound person could possibly call this legitimate
> business. It's a racketeering scam, pure and simple, and I find it
> absolutely incredible that the government hasn't shut it down already.
> We're already at the stage where companies are fleeing the US over this
> patent madness. Eventually the only "industry" left in the US will be
> patent trolls.
> Who will they sue then?

They can try to ban import using the embargo vehicle, ITC.

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