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Recent patent litigation unveils greed and need for reform

May 01, 2011, 23:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"If there were ever a week where anyone could see just how remarkable stupid patent infringement litigation had become, this would certainly be it.

"First, there was the $5 million jury decision against Google in the patent infringement case filed by Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC.

"On Wednesday, Barnes & Noble, the big-box bookseller that also licenses and produces the Android-based eReaders Nook and Nook Color, filed a counterclaim in the patent infringement suit Microsoft launched earlier this year against B&N, Foxconn, Inventec, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Ltd."

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