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daleste
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re: TI, Wi-LAN reach settlement
daleste   7/7/2011 2:54:27 AM
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The idea behind patents is to protect the inventor to build his product without competition. Somehow it has turned into something else. A way to print money and sell the rights to anyone. Just doesn't seem right compared to the initial intent.

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Kinnar   7/6/2011 6:49:24 AM
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It seems that these companies purchasing patents might be subsideries of the giant companies, otherwise how come it would be possible to purchase 1400 patents by a company that is not known to everyone.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   7/5/2011 11:55:42 PM
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There was a press release on June 29, 2011 that Wi-LAN paid $8M for 60 patents from Glenayre Electronics, a company in Duluth, GA. And here, less than a week later, there is this settlement with TI. I have two questions: (1) What was Glenayre Electronics doing all this time, if these patents were so essential to Bluetooth? (2) Why is it that so many patent trolls are Canadian companies?

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DrQuine   7/5/2011 11:20:51 PM
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Perhaps the real issue is that our world is becoming so interconnected that "everything interacts with everything". Carving out an isolated concept for a stand alone patent is becoming increasing challenging since new technologies interact with other new devices which remain under patent protection. The days are past in which an invention (the better mousetrap) is a completely stand alone device with no external intellectual property encumbrances.

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goafrit   7/5/2011 9:13:46 PM
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Good business for the folks on tie and suits while the jean boys cry all day. Engineering is losing flavor as lawyers define the space

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eewiz   7/5/2011 4:48:01 PM
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Patent trolls are raking in cash. At the end of the day, consumers will have to pay for it. I hope there is some kind of law to discourage this.



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