That’s what Oracle has done in its suit against Google. Google asked for re-examination of the patents and the patents are falling like flies. Two more patents have been rejected on the grounds that they were obvious. So far 92% of the claims in the patents that have been examined have been rejected. Combined with a significant toning down of the potential damages, from $billions to $millions Oracle is practically impotent in this matter.
The court in the Netherlands has thrown out Apple’s charges of infringement of a design patent againts Samsung only asking Samsung to change a swipe-scroll feature to clear them for importation. Apple lost huge points for fudging pictures and claiming the shape of a tablet was their idea.
I would say Android/Linux and gadgets running it were on very firm ground today.
I don’t know whether these things are connected but Steve has resigned and Apple has claimed Android/Linux smart phones violate yet another patent… Clearly Apple has no shame or does not value its reputation as an innovator. They seem to trumpet that they are jailers, abusing the real innovators with legal shenanigans. Perhaps they are deluded that they are the only innovators on the planet…