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software patents [Oct. 3rd, 2004|03:12 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Kodak sues Sun over bogus patent and wins:


WTF? And Kodak wants $1b in damages? Whatever.

Another example of software patents getting worse and worse.

[User Picture]From: supersat
2004-10-03 04:36 pm (UTC)
What do you think the chances are of Microsoft using this as an excuse to push .net?
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[User Picture]From: iamo
2004-10-03 06:03 pm (UTC)
Er, unless they license with Kodak they're as much at risk as Sun of being sued. MS doesn't really need an excuse to push .net.

I don't see Sun trying to fundamentally challenge the patent system as suggested in the article. They're hardly innocent. They have used the patent system to their own gain more than enough in the past that they have as much to lose by it going away as any other large corporation.
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