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Re: Judge: Microsoft Can't Sell Word In
Aug 14, 2009, 14:57
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Aug 14, 2009, 14:57
 
I'm not sure, but I think the true story is that MS worked with this company to develop the tech to save as DOCM's. MS fucked them and they fought back. Hardly 'patent squatting'.

I could be wrong.
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Re: Judge: Microsoft Can't Sell Word In
Aug 13, 2009, 14:16
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Re: Judge: Microsoft Can't Sell Word In Aug 13, 2009, 14:16
Aug 13, 2009, 14:16
 
Our patent system is a joke. If you can come up with a confusing enough description, you can get anything patented in the United States. Word processing, gasoline refining, air filtration, air, trees, pavement, cities, dogs, cats, pants, anything. All you have to do is offer the Patent Office the correct mix of confusion and misdirection. This is an unfortunate side effect of having ordinary people interpret and assign rights to extraordinary ideas and inventions, but substitute "ordinary people" for "bureaucrats" and it becomes simply ridiculous.

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Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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Re: Legal Briefs
Aug 13, 2009, 13:54
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Aug 13, 2009, 13:54
 
I can't see how that ruling is anything other than total BS. The ruling is based on wording so broad that Microsoft wouldn't be allowed to create or use its own software to work with or modify documents that would fall under .XML patents that Microsoft themselves own.
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Re: Microsoft Word
Aug 13, 2009, 10:46
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Aug 13, 2009, 10:46
 
Software patents are a joke. Pure and simple.
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Re: Two convicted for refusal to decrypt
Aug 13, 2009, 09:58
Exe
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Aug 13, 2009, 09:58
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" Go go Patriot Act.

Lets just forget the age old law that you can not be forced to (possibly) incriminate yourself."

I'd agree except the article is not about the United States... Last I checked we don't knight people and name organizations "The Crown Prosecution Service"..

Ya know.. that whole breaking away from england thing and all
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Re: Two convicted for refusal to decrypt
Aug 13, 2009, 09:50
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Aug 13, 2009, 09:50
 
Go go Patriot Act.

Lets just forget the age old law that you can not be forced to (possibly) incriminate yourself.
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Re: Microsoft Word
Aug 13, 2009, 09:39
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Aug 13, 2009, 09:39
 
covers software designed to manipulate "document architecture and content."

That patent isn't too broad. Speechless
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