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Posted Aug 17, 2010 19:19 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore (✭ supporter ✭, #75)
In reply to: patent pools by stijn
Parent article: A very grumpy editor's thoughts on Oracle

The obvious term would be "Patent Cartel".

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patent pools

Posted Aug 17, 2010 21:41 UTC (Tue) by stijn (subscriber, #570) [Link]

>Patent cartel.

That's good! I chose (related) syndicate because of other negative connotations.

patent pools

Posted Aug 18, 2010 0:57 UTC (Wed) by coriordan (guest, #7544) [Link]

Yep, I think "patent cartel" is the best. Before that suggestion, I was going to go with your "gang" suggestion.

"Cesspool" (and similar) is accurate, but I'm looking for something that could make it's way into normal patent policy discussions, like the way "patent troll" and "patent thicket" have.

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