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Why not threaten them with cold war?

Why not threaten them with cold war?

Posted Apr 25, 2006 21:57 UTC (Tue) by MarkVandenBorre (subscriber, #26071)
Parent article: The JMRI Project and software patents

A relatively small firm with actual product sales is very vulnerable. Why not make cold war with them? Surely someone somewhere must have a pile of braindead dusty patents ready to nuke them with if they keep on harassing!

Fast, clean and cheap. And guaranteed to gain you respect and publicity in the free software community. What are you waiting for, patent holders?

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Why not threaten them with cold war?

Posted Apr 26, 2006 8:03 UTC (Wed) by copsewood (subscriber, #199) [Link]

If you look closely at the retaliatory action that has been taken, this seems to point out the dangers inherent in trying to make claims for licenses to use patents which are of questionable merit - especially if false claims were made about lack of prior art or lack of knowlege of such when the patent was obtained.

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