Patents

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
dilbert, patent trolls, scott adams

Companies:
universal uclick



Dilbert Takes On Patent Trolls; Will Congress?

from the a-fix-is-needed dept

Last summer, we were pleasantly surprised to see Scott Adams use Dilbert to highlight some of the absurdity of the patent system. It looks like Scott Adams has decided to tackle the subject again, with a specific focus on the rise of patent troll firms. Considering how frequently we see information and data showing just how much patent trolling costs the economy, it would be nice to make more people aware of the issues. Getting the issue covered on the Dilbert site seems like a good first step.

By the way -- I had intended to embed the Dilbert comic with this story, but it appears that Universal Uclick has decided to go ahead and maximalist up the joint -- removing the previously available embedding feature. This is pretty surprising for a web property -- especailly one with Scott Adams involved... Its not like embedding it is more likely to lead to people infringing on that particular patent...

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    Winston Smith, 17 Jul 2012 @ 7:18am

    Doubleplus ungood.

    Oh dear... "maximalist" is a verb now? :(

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