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Microsoft Supporting Patent Reform Bill

VNUNet talks about a patent reform law being considered in the U.S. Senate, and inventors who are protesting against it, saying it will stifle creativity. The bill, which Microsoft and Cisco are supporting due to their fights against patent trolls, is designed to limit the damages for patent infringement and make it easier to challenge patents that may have been issued erroneously.
(via Neowin)

We’ve said it before, patent trolls are ruining the industry, and something needs to be done. I don’t want to see real inventors lose out on what they deserve, but we need to make it so that a firm that sells no product and bought the patent from its original creator can’t sue those who are actually doing the innovating. Either you should need to have invented it yourself, or you should need to be using the patent, in order to be able to fight for it, and everyone else should go to hell.

October 2nd, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Law | no comments

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