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Patent Trolls and E-Bay 
31st-Mar-2006 01:37 pm
from Fox News.

EBay is currently in litigation regarding patents. The ruling on this may affect how injunctions are applied against companies that are violating someone's patents.

The problem is regarding "patent trolls". Trolls are companies that have no products, don't license technologies, and only own patents for the purpose of suing those with products that may make use (knowingly or unknowingly) of those patented technologies.

So the result of this trial will possibly change how an injunction is applied against companies that are about to or have already released products. It is also unclear what the final legal definition of a "Patent Troll" will be.

Instead of changing how injunctions are applied and creating new and confusing laws, how about we just GET RID OF SOFTWARE PATENTS.
31st-Mar-2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
This is of course an extreme take on things... but patents seem to have become just like unions these days. They both served their purpose but are fast becoming useless in the world we live in today.
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