August 18, 2011

Shelter for #Linux in the #Software #Patent Storm

Indeed, "the #USPTO has allowed US businesses to descend into a depressing state of paranoia and mindless violence," agreed blogger Robert Pogson. "The USPTO has issued thousands of worthless patents that can do $millions of damages per patent in legal fees and blocking commerce."

Though originally intended "to promote science and technology by providing temporary monopolies to inventors, often solitary individuals," patents have since "warped into weapons of mass destruction in the hands of corporations," Pogson added.

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