Friday, May 14, 2010

An Amiga Kills A Troll

This Groklaw story of how a demonstration of an Amiga helped to win a patent infringement suit against Redhat, will warm the hearts of all Amiga enthusiasts everywhere. The Amiga wasn't the only prior art in this case, but I wonder how many other software patents the Amiga might invalidate. This also serves a reminder of how flawed the concept of a software patent is. Any company that depends on them to protect it's core business, is taking a huge risk. Of course, the loser in this suit was just a patent troll, so nothing of value was lost.

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