MSFT Founder Sues Google, Apple, eBay, YouTube

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dalethepcman

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I should make a boatload of vauge patents about using (insert application category) on cell phones then wait 10 years and file suit against everyone in the world. Sooner or later the court system will realize the patent system is fudged, but onyl after the lawyers finish destroying everything it was supposed to stand for.
 

Moores Law

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I guess he not rich enough yet, he needs a few more million to use as toilet paper. seriously these rich guys only think of one thing making more money than they or several generations of their grand kids can spend in their life time.
 

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"[citation][nom]Omniblivion[/nom]I was wondering where Microsoft was going to get the $1 Bil cash to market/postrelease develop the Windows 7 Phone. Poor XBox Live Users :( [/citation]"

XBox Live Users, Google, Apple, Ebay, YouTube, etc*.

Fixed :)
 

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IDG reports that a representative for Google has criticized the suit, declaring, "Innovation not litigation."

That representative will eat those words when Google sues for patent infringement.
 

dalethepcman

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]Say what you want about patent trolls, those are some meaty patents.[/citation]

U.S. Patent No. 6,263,507
enabling the body of information to be quickly reviewed to obtain an overview of the content of the body of information
They patented an audio / visual table of contents for news.

http://patft.uspto.gov/
 

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[citation][nom]stratplaya[/nom]Oh Paul, We don't hear from you for decades, then you should up with this?For shame.[/citation]

should up?

Show up? :)
 

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Title is misleading saying MSFT Founder is suingand the subtitle says co-founder is suing, so who is it then? or are they both?

Also the patents sound really stupid, cheap shot, M$. Those things should be like the wheel. Or is someone going to sue everyone in the world for using wheels too?
 

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The government, courts or someone needs to put an end to this wave of patent trolling over the past few years. If the slow economy doesnt kill all the tech companies off they'll slowly but surly sue themselves too scard to invent/invest or into the ground. One or the other.

Also - What the heck is going on at United States Patent and Trademark Office?
 

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It all started with hot coffee. After that, it was just a matter of time before all the crazies decided to try to get whatever they could from whomever they could.
 
You don't get rich these days by being honest and working hard. It is to the contrary except for to be a master thief. Wait a decade from the milk cows to develop the technology and deploy it commercially then right when the time is right pounce to haul in the catch.
 

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]Say what you want about patent trolls, those are some meaty patents. The statement by Google made me laugh in that they didn't deny anything. You would figure these billion dollar companies would go through the patent system to make sure something they are doing doesn't violate anything.[/citation]

***thumbs up for usfull message if if its a message people dont want to hear***
 

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Notice this guy not working at MS for a long while is not suing MS or any MS friendly company, even though they may technically be violating them.

We need someone with balls to get up on Capitol hill and get them to eliminate Software process patents. Get rid of most of this. Software process patents like this are just ways to litigate your competitors out of existance and provide BIG major barriers for new companies.

If someone spent enough time, and patents were rigorously sifted through, I doubt there would be a single business today that you could start because of some junk patent like this.

Then again, these are lawyers you're telling this to...
 
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