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  Reply # 571623 21-Jan-2012 14:05
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Ragnor:
MikeSkyrme: 

Either way, surely this only enforces my argument that patents are not a waste of time.



Patents are supposed to be non-obvious to a person of ordinary skill in the art, more than a common sense good idea.

Software patents are like being able to patent maths. Imagine if pythagoras theorum was patented and you had to get permission from a company to use maths! Welcome to software patents...



This was a good read on just this very topic: "Math You Can't Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software"

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  Reply # 571633 21-Jan-2012 14:48
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nakedmolerat: History/fact:

Kodak was busy trolling patents prior to filing bankruptcy this year


Kodak declared bankruptcy this week.  They started patent suing about a  month ago when things really started to get  tight  money wize..




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Old3eyes


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