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Re: Patent stupidity

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____/ Homer on Thursday 11 Aug 2011 11:33 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> How many patents does HP have? You left them out. They're a massive
>> company, IIRC with a workforce 5 times bigger than Microsoft's and
>> more than 10 Google's.
> Well with a market cap. of $61.93 Billion it's not even in the top ten,
> so if it does have a lot of patents then that just proves my point.
> Patents do not actually provide a profitable advantage, and therefore
> they are unecessary. The only thing patants seem to actually be good
> for, is making lawyers lots of money.

'Only' $61.93 billion, eh? I figured at least twice as much, but market cap
is not an accurate measure of anything objective, just as GDP is not a good
absolute measure. Proof of market cap being quite meaningless is Apple, whose
whole business is based on a brand more than any lock-in (tie) or qualities.

Anyway, HP may be a massive company with many patents, but it didn't pay off,
did it?

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