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OZO
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Re: Troll Sues Apple For Daring To Plug Headphones Into iPhone

Where is an actual innovation, that must be protected here?
One jack, two jacks? Is it about it? Clearly it's complete absurd.
US Patent Office should stop making money from facilitating patent trolls...
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said by OZO:

Where is an actual innovation, that must be protected here? ...

+1. If somebody's patent exists for a wireless mobile phone (or it's in the public domain), and somebody's patent exists for a headset (or it's in the public domain), there is simply no rational justification for yet another patent to be issued for plugging a headset into a wireless mobile phone. It trivializes the entire patenting process and leads directly into the nonsensical mess we've got today. I suspect that the majority of patents now fall into this trivial category, and the entire cottage industry of patent trolling has grown up around them. It's time to pull the plug on the entire mess: patent office (as it's now constituted), patents (unless truly meaningful), and trolling litigation.
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dave
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But surely it depends on whether the phone is a rounded-corner rectangle or not?



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said by OZO:

Where is an actual innovation, that must be protected here?

Same question could be asked of the of ocean of Apple patents or frankly about 99.9% of all the patents granted in the last 30 years.

I'll say it yet again, the patent office needs to be blown up, burned down and pissed on and really if we could stuff it full of IP lawyers at the time, that would be a huge bonus as typically these people are nothing but leeches.

Blake
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