Compsoc: Economic Parasites
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Mar 2009 17:42
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When your tech product or website is accused of infringing a software patent, you can: * Pay the patent holder a licence fee; they decide the amount * Fight the patents in court - expensive and time consuming * Take your product off the market . These are the options currently being considered by Tom Tom NV. Microsoft is claiming that Tom Tom's car navigation systems violate eight Microsoft patents. Microsoft is seeking damages for past violation and have filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission seeking a an import ban of Tom Tom's products to the USA.
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