Patents are bad

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Thu Dec 17 18:19:48 GMT 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 08:59:08AM +0000, Peter Davis wrote:
> I have always maintained that software patents are a pretty bad thing and have
> found that certain companies, particularly market leaders, like them on the
> basis that a patent portfolio is better than any set of innovations presented
> by a competitor as patent trading will always see the incumbent on top.
> Maybe I'm cynical but I usually see large companies only too willing to pay
> money to patent trolls as a method of validating the software patent system, so
> it's nice to see a company vigorously trying to overturn a patent troll rather
> than just paying up.

That link is dated Aug 12. Don't remember what the outcome was.

Bob Holtzman
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