Can't Buy 'Em? Sue 'Em For Patent Infringement!

from the welcome-to-modern-business dept

JohnForDummies alerts us to Broadcom's latest patent infringement suit, this time against Emulex. Broadcom is quite aggressive on the patent front, so at first this didn't seem like a big deal. But, this time it's more interesting, because Broadcom just spent about a year trying to do a hostile takeover of Emulex, which failed. Basically, this seems like a sour grapes patent lawsuit. Emulex wouldn't agree to be taken over, so Broadcom decided to throw the patent book at them. Patent lawsuits as revenge? Just like Thomas Jefferson intended...
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Filed Under: acquisitions, patents, spite
Companies: broadcom, emulex

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    WammerJammer (profile), 16 Sep 2009 @ 8:21am

    Get them any way you can

    Still thinking that a patent will or copyright will save you. Ask the Republican Party in the US. They don't observe copyrights.
    What good are patents or copyrights. They are simply pieces of paper SOLD by a government that does not police or protect your rights. It requires a private company to police your public rights. Sounds like bullshit and a paper scam. Money for nothing.
    When was the last time the government protected your rights?
    Are you done laughing yet??

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