Mashable: Patent Court: You Can No Longer Patent Thin Air
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 03 Nov 2008 14:34
Number of posts: 1
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To me, this all sounds like a pretty reasonable ruling, although two judges offered dissenting opinions. While Friendster so far hasn’t tried to enforce their patent by going after competing social networks – all of which would seemingly be in violation based on their patent claims – you can imagine the type of drama and disruption of innovation it would cause in our space if they did. For some more in-depth analysis of the ruling and its legal ramifications, check out Mike Masnick’s coverage at Techdirt.
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