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I would welcome education on the topic.
Antitrust vs. patents
Posted Mar 3, 2009 4:12 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
as such antitrust could still be involved with patents if the company with the pantents is abusing it's monopoly status.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 9:39 UTC (Tue) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
Posted Mar 6, 2009 18:50 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
We're looking at two different monopolies here: the monopoly over selling of VFAT, which is what the patent creates, and the monopoly over selling computers with removable storage, which results if VFAT has somehow become the only practical way to do removable storage.
In cases where companies have lost antitrust lawsuits because they used a patent to control interoperability like this, the redress was not that the invention became public domain, but that the patent holder was forced to license the patent for royalties the court determined were fair -- basically, what the patent holder would be able to get if he hadn't been able to corner the market.
Posted Mar 17, 2009 4:05 UTC (Tue) by yuhong (guest, #57183)
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