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Free Software Foundation On Apple

I don’t like Apple for a number of reasons:“Keep a tally of how many reviews you read today mention that Apple threatens anyone who dares attempt installing another operating system like Android on their Apple phone or watch with criminal … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Wallops Software Patents, Again

SCOTUS again reminds anyone who will listen, that merely doing something via computer is not a patentable invention.“The method claims, which merely require generic computer implementation, fail to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention.” Since few if any … Continue reading

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Government of China Bursts M$’s Patent-bubble

M$ has been taxing Android/Linux distributors by threatening legal suits over software patents. “A list of hundreds of patents that Microsoft believes entitle it to royalties over Android phones, and perhaps smartphones in general, has been published on a Chinese … Continue reading

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Disagreeing With Linus Again

There’s another take on an interview with Linus Torvalds focusing on programming computers.“I actually don’t believe that everybody should necessarily try to learn to code. I think it’s reasonably specialized, and nobody really expects most people to have to do … Continue reading

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Obama’s Words and Actions

I am not a voter in USA. It’s just that my server is there… Still, it’s hard to avoid the destruction wrought by Hurricane Obama:“the true patent approval rates have continued to go up. Basically, in 2013, the true allowance … Continue reading

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Software Patents On The Ropes In SCOTUS

When the Supremes beat the patent-troll over the head with obviousness and lack of novelty, we can expect that they will shoot him down. “JUSTICE KENNEDY: Well, let me put it this way. If you describe that to a secondĀ­ … Continue reading

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Supremes Wind Up To Hit Software Patents Out Of The Park

I’ve been waiting years for US Supreme Court to do its job and kick out software patents. It’s about to happen. “The flood of software patenting that began in the 1990s has included many thousands of patents with vague and … Continue reading

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MS-Android

I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Nokia is producing some Android/Linux smartphones “Within Microsoft what I see happening is that the company will start backing off Windows Phone. Kendrick’s right, you see. It is too much to … Continue reading

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M$’s Tax On Android/Linux

Here we go again. The soon-to-expire-of-old-age software patent on long filenames is bouncing around German courts and was ruled invalid… “Microsoft’s FAT (File Allocation Table) patent, which concerns a "common name space for long and short filenames" was invalidated on … Continue reading

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Supremes Take Aim At Software-patents, Finally

Finally, the uproar about software-patents has penetrated to the inner sanctum of the US Supreme Court. They can no longer fiddle while Rome burns. Being able to repatent the entirety of human history by putting some idea into software will … Continue reading

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Death-Spiral Of Software Patents

You know the story. Give flies, mice, baboons or patent-lawyers the perfect environment and they will be fruitful and multiply until we all starve to death or something drastic happens. “Between 2007 and 2011, two-thirds of defendants in patent litigation … Continue reading

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M$ Goes All-in As a Patent Troll

Unlike some patent-trolls who do nothing but sue and threaten to sue, M$ now has a token-smartphone factory, Nokia. 2-3% share is “practising” but the announced deal is really about the patents, valid or not… “Microsoft will have the most … Continue reading

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