If IBM owned the patents (up until the other day)
Why did they not sue Yahoo for infringement?
Just a thought...
Facebook has launched a patent counterattack on agitator Yahoo! The social networking giant has not taken kindly to its web rival's patent volley in the final weeks before its IPO: it has denied any infringement of Yahoo!'s intellectual property and is counter-suing using ten of its own patents. "From the outset, we said we …
Seing as the banks prove it was ok to sell unethical and useless insurance policies I'm going to deploy my own cynical attempt to cash in on this sillness.
Ladies and Gentleman
I bring you Patent Infringement Insurance(tm)(pat pend)
Someone sues you for millions over a questionable patent and we'll take a look, find some weasel words to get out of paying and you can carry on as normal. It'll make your CFO SOOOO happy knowing that in theory you wont get sued*
* Subject to terms and conditions, we will not pay out on days including the letter Y. Customer should have higher rate/hr than IQ...
So, you can buy some patents from another company and then act all hurt and pouty-faced 'cos someone else copied something you did from before you even existed.
You know, the US patent system seemed so perfect up until now but this appears to be ever so slightly out of kilter.
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