Is Apple getting people by their brain-balls?

Started May 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is Apple getting people by their brain-balls?
In reply to Draek, May 24, 2013

Draek wrote:

Hardly news. Google around and you'll see reports of Apple, Microsoft et al patenting technology that appeared over 20 years back in UNIX, doubly offensive since patents only last for 20 years to begin with.

Fact is, anyone who knows anything about it asserts the USPTO sucks. Be it because they're understaffed, ignorant of technology, or because the companies are intentionally overloading them with bogus patents in attempts to see what sticks, regardless of the reason the simple fact is that they do a terrible job at filtering worthy inventions from the trash, and that only worsens the problems inherent to the US Patent system itself.

Our patent system makes much less difference with countries like China stealing and cloning our products.

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