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  • phands.theheretic6 phands.theheretic6 May 10, 2013 7:39 PM Flag

    court ruling could be 'death' of software patents

    On network world now. That would stop the horrible patent-trolling M$ dead in its tracks.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • You must really be in a desperate place to post what you post. We all know you have shorted MSFT: you pain is reflected in your manic posting here. You will not move a stock by posting here and you've lost any credibility you may have once had. Microsoft will be a $50 stock by December. You can make money on that.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • hahahacreek@rocketmail.com hahahacreek May 11, 2013 8:06 AM Flag

      It won't take much to kill Windows 8. It's near dead already.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • OK Girls hang on to your G-Strings as there is no ruling and that this is not a new debate....

      When you write a book, no one can copy it and give it away for free it, place Ads on it and make a profit....

      IF you want free software, the history shows it is a bad idea, just look at the mess Android has created....

      ANYONE who thinks software is just a mathematical formula and can not be protected is dishonest to the core....

      There are many ways to "design" a software from structural viewpoint that make one software faster, easier to use and more secure, otherwise no one will innovate and any ruling to alter the current status quo will have disastrous implications....

      WE live in a capitalistic system and the people are rewarded for their innovation and hard work and anyone who thinks differently can move to North Korea.

      Cheers

      Osso

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 5 Replies to ossobucco2012
      • You stupid lying #$%$

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake May 11, 2013 12:56 PM Flag

        you mean this 'no ruling'?

        "Appeals court ruling could be 'death' of software patents
        But an EFF lawyer says the federal circuit's patent ruling doesn't provide much new guidance
        By Grant Gross, IDG News Service
        May 10, 2013 03:50 PM ET

        IDG News Service - A U.S. appeals court has ruled that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system, signaling what one judge described as the "death" of software and business method patents.

        The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that four patents held by electronic marketplace Alice are too abstract for a patent, despite a long-standing legal assumption that software running on a computer is eligible for patents.

        The implications of the case are huge, wrote Judge Kimberly Moore, dissenting in part with the majority decision.

        The ruling in CLS Bank v. Alice gives "staggering breadth to what is meant to be a narrow judicial exception" on patent ineligibility, she wrote. "And let's be clear: if all of these claims, including the system claims, are not patent-eligible, this case is the death of hundreds of thousands of patents, including all business method, financial system, and software patents as well as many computer implemented and telecommunications patents."

        Several recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings against patent eligibility are "causing a free fall in the patent system," Moore added. "Today, several of my colleagues would take that precedent significantly further, lumping together the asserted method, media, and system claims, and holding that they are all patent-ineligible."

        you think it gone now or maybe never happen because you deny it?

        :haha:

      • "...any ruling to alter the current status quo will have disastrous implications...."

        Well, yes, disastrous for a company like Microsoft, which extorts billions of dollars from the actually productive companies based on unproven patent claims. It's a wonderful scam, no doubt about it, and the lawyers just love it. But it's working to bring progress to a standstill, just as Bill Gates once predicted it would, before Microsoft had any patents to speak of.

        "WE live in a capitalistic system and the people are rewarded for their innovation and hard work..."

        I couldn't agree more. Free software, contrary to the lying slanders of bozos like you, is perfectly consistent with capitalism. Actually, it's probably the most reliably profitable system ever invented. It's just that the profits are measured in LOC (lines of code) rather than dollars.

      • I should have predicted that would REALLY get a rise out of osso. A true hissy fit.

      • Get dead, osso-kkunto

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • In 1980, software was not patentable, not even copyrightable. The law didn't change, only judicial precedent. It's high time the whole house of cards came crashing down.

    • Quoting:

      'The ruling in CLS Bank v. Alice gives "staggering breadth to what is meant to be a narrow judicial exception" on patent ineligibility, she wrote. "And let's be clear: if all of these claims, including the system claims, are not patent-eligible, this case is the death of hundreds of thousands of patents, including all business method, financial system, and software patents as well as many computer implemented and telecommunications patents."

      'Several recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings against patent eligibility are "causing a free fall in the patent system," Moore added. "Today, several of my colleagues would take that precedent significantly further, lumping together the asserted method, media, and system claims, and holding that they are all patent-ineligible." '

 
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