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Freedom Defenders Look at the Glass Half Full in the Bilski Aftermath

Jul 03, 2010, 09:07 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"Rob Tiller from Red Hat (he too is a lawyer) wrote about this decision in a rush (Red Hat worked vigourously to eliminate software patents, unlike IBM).

"Dana Blankenhorn correctly points out that Florian Müller is unfairly singling out IBM, as though IBM was the sole proponent of software patents.

"Given the failure of the Bilski case to change the status quo regarding software and business method patents, the search is on for scapegoats, for weak sisters in the anti-patent fight who can be made open to criticism.

"It is similar to what happens after a losing political campaign. Those most committed to the cause argue that it's weak supporters, those willing to do business under the given circumstances, who are responsible for their political failure.

"So it is that Florian Mueller of Fosspatents has seized upon IBM."

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