Novell, buyer's remorse, and the patent threat
Posted Nov 23, 2006 14:27 UTC (Thu) by JohnNilsson
Parent article: Novell, buyer's remorse, and the patent threat
One way to do some damage control regarding the patent issue is to reward those who contest an invalid patent and punish the patent holder.
For example if an patent was contested in court. If the patent was found to be invalid the holder would be sentenced to pay punitive damages. This way there could be profit in contesting patents, and there would an economic incentive for the would be patent holder to avoid obviously invalid patents.
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