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aaronwt
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Woodbridge, VA
reply to KrK

Re: Maybe

said by KrK:

said by slomike2:

The thing is that after the way they have treated TiVo,
The Tivo lawsuit is BS. The way they've been treated by Tivo is more like it. I applaud them for not just rolling over and like many companies do when faced with extortion.
The courts obviously don't agree with your assessment.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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Tulsa, OK

said by aaronwt:

The courts obviously don't agree with your assessment.
The patent court cases rule based on the patents... and therein lies the rub. The problem usually is the patent granted by the patent office. IE a super broad patent often covering obvious technology is granted, and then used by a company to beat others over the head for money.

Happens all the time.
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"Regulatory capitalism is when companies invest in lawyers, lobbyists, and politicians, instead of plant, people, and customer service." - former FCC Chairman William Kennard (A real FCC Chairman, unlike the current Corporate Spokesperson in the job!)


aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

said by KrK:

said by aaronwt:

The courts obviously don't agree with your assessment.
The patent court cases rule based on the patents... and therein lies the rub. The problem usually is the patent granted by the patent office. IE a super broad patent often covering obvious technology is granted, and then used by a company to beat others over the head for money.

Happens all the time.
There is nothing at all wrong with that.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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Absolutely there's something wrong with it. It's in violation of the whole idea of patents.

»w2.eff.org/patent/