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- From: David Megginson <email@example.com>
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 24 Jan 2000 08:33:26 -0500
email@example.com (Terje Norderhaug) writes:
> Problem is that here in the US the politicans are in the pocket of
> major corporations. Some of the players in the tech industry might
> appreciate being able to file patents for trivial ideas. Perhaps a
> potential strategy is to not let those filing trivial patents get
> away with it.
I remember that a long time ago Apple tried to enforce a patent on
overlapping windows against Digital (GEM) and then Microsoft
(Windows), much to the amusement of Xerox, I'd imagine. More
recently, a few of the more prominent Web companies (like Amazon) have
squandered some of their expensively-bought goodwill by trying to play
the software-patent game.
In general, though, are there any recent examples of the big tech
companies (i.e. Microsoft, IBM, Sun, etc.) trying to enforce a
software patent? I've always thought of software patents as a
little-person thing, like spurious law suits or domain-name squatting
-- in other words, something the the major U.S. corporations would
like to see disappear.
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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