Listento: Software Patents Are Bogus
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 27 Feb 2009 16:03
Number of posts: 1
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Right now, Microsoft is suing TomTom (the GPS makers) for patent infringement. Here’s the legal brief of the complaint against TomTom. Scroll down to page 6 and take a look at the title of the patent there: "Vehicle Computer System with Wireless Internet Connectivity." No joke. Microsoft has patented being able to have a wi-fi capable computer in your car. Let me repeat: wi-fi + computer + car = patent infringement. This illustrates pretty well why software patents are pretty clearly bogus — how can patent have a wireless computer in a car? How is that unique idea?
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