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Archive for June, 2012

Patent system overhaul needed

A U.S. judge yesterday threw aside a much-anticipated trial between Apple and Google-owned Motorola Mobility over smartphone patents. The decision and a blog comment by the same judge could prove to be a watershed moment for a U.S. patent system that has spiraled out of control.

(…) Posner noted that a trial would “impose costs disproportionate to the harm … and would be contrary to the public interest.”

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