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    thublihnk (profile), Dec 22nd, 2009 @ 10:36pm

    Maybe now they can sue patent trolls, and we'll finally be done with those dicks.

     

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    PCDEC, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 12:35am

    That's the last straw. I'm suing them all. My patent on "the process of successfully receiving a patent" has been violated one too many times.

     

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    Fake John Malone, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 1:23am

    WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

    I am reading that John Malone is cashing everything HE GOD Damned thing he has.

    Do I really need to go his house, piss on it and tell him he's nuts? Oh shit, this is a great idea.

    You're NUTS JOHN. STOP STOP NOW. CONTROL YOURSELF

     

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    #46, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 3:29am

    Haha

    I just realized how much I miss Monty Python's Flying Circus.

     

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    angry dude, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 5:56am

    For once I agree with Mikey

    This bullshit is gotta stop someday

    IBM patents its own bullshit process for bullshit patent management approved by their former chief lawyer and now PTP director Kappos

    Why nobody listened to Greg Aharonyan when he said that corporate stooge should never be appointed as PTO director, regardless of his abilities ?
    Apparently this self-evident truth is beyond the reach of our lawmakers since they approved the SOB for the top PTO position

    They made a mockery out of 200-year old US Patent System

    No wonder every techdirt lemming-punk thinks all patent holders are trolls and scumbags

     

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      Kilroy, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 6:14am

      Re: For once I agree with Mikey

      You sir, have offended my honour ... If we were Klingon, I would kill you for it.

      Just because we read this does not mean we all agree with everything here.

       

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      Dark Helmet (profile), Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 6:21am

      Re: For once I agree with Mikey

      "No wonder every techdirt lemming-punk thinks all patent holders are trolls and scumbags"

      Not all, just too many for the system to work.

      Welcome to the club, sweetheart....

       

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      MLS, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 8:13am

      Re: For once I agree with Mikey

      Having tried to find an application package that actually performs this type of work, and having had to deal with major drawbacks associated with every application implemented on a trial basis, if this approach can actually do what the patent suggests then sign me up for a trial.

      Experience teaches that this is no small matter for companies with a large "inventory" of patent, trademark, copyright, etc., both domestic and international.

       

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        Sounds Like Fun, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 8:46am

        Re: Re: For once I agree with Mikey

        Or, you could create your own schema in an off the shelf database. Dont try to sell it though, you might get sued

         

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        ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 6:36pm

        Re: Re: For once I agree with Mikey

        "Having tried to find an application package that actually performs this type of work, and having had to deal with major drawbacks associated with every application implemented on a trial basis, if this approach can actually do what the patent suggests then sign me up for a trial."

        Right, so it's not the *concept* that's noteworthy, it's the implementation. We don't need patents for that.

         

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    johnjac (profile), Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 6:13am

    IBM to Manage the US Patent Office

    It only makes since now that IBM has the patent on managing patents, that the USPTO will have to out source its self to IBM or risk getting sued.

    Well played IBM, well played.

     

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    jay1024, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 6:40am

    Beginning of the end?

    When we start getting patents on patents, could that mean that the whole thing is about to collapse in on itself and leave the known universe? We can only hope...

     

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    Rooker, Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 11:37am

    Patents on managaing patents. Pretty soon someone will patent a process for managing that too.

    At some point here, we'll be dividing by zero and then we're all screwed.

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Dec 23rd, 2009 @ 8:10pm

    Welcome to the Department of Redundancy Department

    The Department Formerly Known as the United States Patent and Trademark Office

     

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