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IPCom's $2B Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed

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Top message:  Part of Research and Development. by Slammer   Feb 28, 2014, 9:02 AM

Replying to:  Re: Part of Research and Development. by DarkStar   Feb 28, 2014, 2:33 PM

Re: Part of Research and Development.

by Slammer    Feb 28, 2014, 7:48 PM

That's a good question Darkstar. I don't have an answer. However, I do know that some firms made up of lawyers and/or business people that hold patents, should show red flag to the patent office that the firms obviously have no need for patents other than trolling. The patent will never see culmination.

Many years ago, patent applications had to have a conceptual design along with a working embodiment to present in order to complete the application process. It appears now days, I can put my idea on a piece of paper, fold it into a paper airplane and throw it throught the patent office window while driving to work and then be presented with approval.

On the other scope of things, many physicists, scientists and engineers feel there should be no patents on software. I'm not sure where I stand on this. But, software could be considered a borderline essential patent due to the encompassing advancements everyday. Someone should definitely make money on the advancement they discovered but it should not be contained for the sake of ransom or limited availability. Software is crucial for all evolutionary technology. To supress it to one entity, would limit the innovation due to control.

Just my opinion.

John B.

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