Custom Search
More than 12,000 searchable pages indexed.

Your RF Cafe
Progenitor & Webmaster

Click here to read about RF CafeView the YouTube RF Cafe Intro VideoKirt Blattenberger ... single-handedly redefining what an engineering website should be.

Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

5th MOB:
My USAF radar shop

Airplanes and Rockets:
My personal hobby website

Equine Kingdom:
My daughter Sally's horse riding website

•−•  ••−•    −•−•  •−  ••−•  •
RF Cafe Morse Code >Hear It<

Job Board

About RF Cafe™


Patent Trolls, et al - RF Cafe Forums

The original RF Cafe Forums were shut down in late 2012 due to maintenance issues. Please visit the new and improved RF Cafe Forums that were created in September of 2015. Unlike with the old forums where users registered individually, the new forums use a common User Name and Password so anyone can post without needing to create an account. Please find the current User Name and Password on the RF Cafe homepage. Thanks for your participation.

Below are all of the old forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.

-- Amateur Radio
-- Anecdotes, Gripes & Humor
-- Antennas
-- CAE, CAD, & Software
-- Circuits & Components
-- Employment & Interviews
-- Miscellany
-- Swap Shop
-- Systems
-- Test & Measurement
-- Webmaster

 Post subject: Patent Trolls, et al
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:38 pm 

Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:12 am
Posts: 11
Hi Gents,

In case you haven't seen it, here is an interesting take on the patent reform movement. Frankly, I'm surprised that EETimes printed it - they're kind of whimpy on this stuff.

Don't Let Whining by Multinationals Undo 200 Years of Patent Progress

"All this talk of 'patent trolls' is a red herring, fabricated by large multinationals to divert attention from the real issue--that they have no valid defense against charges they are using the technology of others without permission (see "Crackberry and the patent mill," Jan. 30, page 4). Their objective is not to fix the patent system but to destroy it. Patents threaten their market dominance.

Companies using someone else's technology aren't so genteel..."

Cheers 8)

 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:55 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:47 am
Posts: 84
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Anybody that doesn't think the patent system is broken in the US needs to read this:

How in the name of god, can you patent the concept of renting movies!? :?:

Netflix also believes its patents cover perhaps its most popular feature -- the option of renting a DVD for an unlimited time without incurring late fees.

I think the people in the patent office spend a lot of time smoking crack.

Posted  11/12/2012