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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    Dark Helmet (profile), 16 Sep 2009 @ 7:17am

    Re: Re: Re: Somebody sue Mikey already

    "Didn't your mom tell you not to play XBox games everyday, you, stupid punk ?"

    ....uh, no, but as a substitute teacher in the high school I attended, she did alert me to the proper use of spacing, capitalization, and comma usage. Don't they practice those basic grammar techniques in Russian? I thought the did.

    GOD you're my favorite little gremlin....

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