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Ooh, Ooh, The Bogeyman is Gonna Getcha with His Stupid Patents. Or Maybe Not.

May 14, 2007, 13:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

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"I'm being buried alive in email about the Fortune article about Microsoft's patent saber rattling, which I thought so unimportant I put it in News Picks earlier. Here's why I'm not unduly worried so far.

"My reasons for not worrying are:

  1. "The recent KSR decision by the Supreme Court on obviousness means that suing anybody will result in a lot of those patents being thrown out. Yes. You've seen some of the issued Microsoft patents and you laughed. Extrapolate. The Microsoft v. AT&T case also has interesting implications. The patent landscape has radically altered..."

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