Posted Sep 1, 2007 9:11 UTC (Sat) by dwmw2
In reply to: Fraud.
Parent article: EFF Challenges Bogus Patent on Internet Subdomains
A patent like this is worthless if it is obviously invalid.
I only wish that were true. But it isn't -- people will avoid implementing features, or shipping software in Linux distributions, if it's even rumoured
that there might be a patent covering it, however bogus.
And I thought that the invalidity of the patent wasn't actually a legal defence, if the owner does take you to court. You have to get the patent revoked separately? So they really do have the power to make life hard for you if you infringe on their bogus patent.
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