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The Death of Drive C, and The Disposal of 15 Years of Evolution - Howard Tayler
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The Death of Drive C, and The Disposal of 15 Years of Evolution
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howardtayler From: howardtayler Date: April 22nd, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, patent lawsuits are like Mutually Assured Destruction. And this is exactly how the patent team at Novell described it to us. Every company wants a good arsenal of patents so that when they (often accidentally) infringe upon the patent of another company, nobody files suit because there will be countersuits, counter-countersuits, and then only the lawyers win.

When a company actually files a patent infringement suit it's usually because they have nothing to lose, or at least THINK they have nothing to lose.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: April 22nd, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, patent lawsuits are like Mutually Assured Destruction. And this is exactly how the patent team at Novell described it to us.
Heh. An interesting analogy.
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