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  • Jul 24th, 2010 @ 2:22pm

    Two Words Will Make This Case Go Away

    I have only two words for these idiots: "Prior art". Then the judge in the case will have four words for the plaintiffs: "Summary judgment. Case dismissed."

    I was a professional spam fighter from 1996 to 2007. I'd be more than happy to serve as an expert witness for ANY of the defendants at no charge. Well, it would be nice if they covered my expenses to get to the courtroom. John Levine would be a better witness, however, because he has those three little letters that tend to impress judges and juries when it comes to expert testimony: Ph.D.

    I suspect those who were bashing patents upthread weren't targeting *all* patents (which are explicitly mentioned in the U.S. Constitution), but rather software and business methods patents which are a quite contentious issue. I tend to agree with those who say software should NOT be patentable.