Doesn't seem to work like that
Posted Mar 10, 2010 18:41 UTC (Wed) by coriordan
In reply to: Perhaps we should welcome the patent trolls?
Parent article: Schwartz: Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
Sounds plausible, but, the opposite is happening.
Trolls have been a problem for years, and the megacorps (bar Sun) still love software patents. Some megacorps that were strongly against software patents in 1994 (when the USPTO held a bunch of hearings) are lobbying *for* software patents.
Oracle's 1994 anti-swpat position is one example. There are more on this site but I can't find the page right now.
I've made a place-holder page on the en.swpat.org wiki just now, and I'll fill in the info later tonight:
1994 USPTO software patent hearings
Some people also welcomed TRIPS because they thought it was such as disaster, it would never be let happen ever again. And now we're watching ACTA happening without any problems or concern for the public interest.
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