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Google Strikes Back in Patent Wars
Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2014 | Mike Shedlock

Posted on 01/13/2014 9:54:51 AM PST by Kaslin

Edited on 01/13/2014 10:11:56 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Google wants to avoid "patent wars" but realistically speaking, what else can one call the massive "race to acquire patents"?

Google was awarded nearly 2,000 patents in the US last year, almost double the number of all previous years combined, catapulting it into the top ranks of technology companies building stockpiles of legally-protected innovations.


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1 posted on 01/13/2014 9:54:51 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What the heck is a “stalinised benchmark”?


2 posted on 01/13/2014 10:11:10 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kaslin

“...Patent experts warn that the quality of a technology company’s patents, rather than volume, is the most important issue affecting its legal defences...”

Wrong. Whoever spends the most on lawyers will win. Patents are simply one more tool liars, I mean lawyers use to steal and extort.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 10:12:14 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

Whoever spends the most on lawyers will win.


Not usually. A solid patent typically leads to acquiescence when it is asserted.

Most companies change their course when they find themselves legitimately accused of infringement.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 10:28:50 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Born to Conserve

Lol, as my first boss said “a patent is a license to sue and be sued”.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 10:32:36 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

“Not usually. A solid patent typically leads to acquiescence when it is asserted.

Most companies change their course when they find themselves legitimately accused of infringement.”

I come from a family of patent filers and patent attorneys, and the little guy never wins without a big source of money and power behind them, but that usually means giving up the lion’s share. One ancestor of mine was getting huge payments for a patent from a dozen different companies, then the good and wealthy friend who was backing him died, and the payments stopped immediately — he was literally told “we have more lawyers than you”.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 11:11:05 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

Sorry to hear that. It’s not normally the way it works.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:05:50 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

“Sorry to hear that. It’s not normally the way it works.”

What I was trying to say, nicely, is that you are wrong. But nice try. Are you a lawyer by any chance?


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:12:46 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

“Sorry to hear that. It’s not normally the way it works.”

What I was trying to say, nicely, is that you are wrong. But nice try. Are you a lawyer by any chance?


I won’t say you’re wrong, but just that I trust my decades of experience on both sides of patent infringement disputes to say that your experience isn’t typical.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:20:21 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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