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Patents, Patents, Everywhere...

May 04, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to E5Rebel for this link. ]

"Software patents are an issue that crops up fairly often on this blog, since they represent one of the principal threats to free software. But recently something seems to have got into the water, for the entire world, apparently, has gone software patent mad.

"First we had Apple taking a swing at HTC, one of the main manufacturers of Android smartphones:

"Apple today filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.

"It trotted out the usual nonsense"

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