On The Eve Of A Patent Apocalypse?

from the recognition-of-a-problem dept

theodp writes “The IHT reports on BTG’s use of purchased patents to sue Amazon and Barnes & Noble over technology that tracks consumer purchases, raising the question of whether we’re one step closer to an all-out patent war in which every patentholder seeks to exercise its rights, bringing the software industry to a standstill and leaving lawyers as the only winners.” We wrote about this patent lawsuit last week, but it’s good that others are finally realizing that the current patent situation is a disaster waiting to happen for the tech industry.

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