The US Supreme Court has handed Apple a victory in its long-running patent-infringement battle with Mirror Worlds LLC, declining to review a lower court's decision to overturn a $625.5m judgment that had been leveled against Cupertino. The Supremes made no comment on the case, merely lumping it into a list of 157 cases released …
I approve each and every decision against patent holders.
Even if it is in apple's favour?
Patents, if used properly they are a good thing. It's the abuse that allows companies to beat other companies in the courts when they can't beat them in the market place that annoys me.
Yeah, if it weren't for patents, those nice folks at Microsoft would have been able to destroy the evil Citrix corporation and its dastardly mastermind Ed Iacobucci.
Oh, wait - that wouldn't have been a desirable outcome at all. It appears your generalization is idiotic.
The patent system is as old as the USA (parts of it, anyway). Long overdue for an update, unfortunately, Congress avoids anything that resembles REAL WORK.
Re: Patent System
On this particular issue I have to admit that the only thing that scares me more than not fixing the system is letting the clowns (with apologies to all actual clowns who work at circuses etc.) currently in Congress write a new one.
Isn't that something that your great**grandma used to piss in at night instead of a trek to the kazzie after dark.
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