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Software Patent claims – Seriously ?

October 3rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I had to remove the “Buy Full Version” Button from my “The Defense” Demo because it may infringe some Patents from intellectual Property Company in the US. So the first thing that came to my mind was “WTF – seriously ?” as I received a Fedex letter with the infringement claim. I thought this has to be a joke – but it wasn’t. In the US it’s still possible that you can have patents that are so trivial and widely interpretable that everybody can be sued. Good times for patent attorneys that are making a crap-load of money these days.

The same thing with Apple vs Everybody because other tablets might look nearly the same….so who cares. Table size and colorization is no rocket science. It’s common sense that tablet all over the world have to be somewhere near the size of a book and kind of thin. It’s so sad to see that this “Cold war of Patent Claims” costs billions and billions that could better be invested to do something useful

It’s a common pattern these days to buy patents from tiny companies and build up a whole intellectual  Property Company around it to sue everybody that may have money. This goes on and on and it’s getting worse. Starting with Oracle that may have currently more attorneys than developers for earning money these days , I’m kind of frustrated when I realize  that the world and the companies are getting more greedy every day. I’m not quite sure who can end this mayhem of patent madness, but hopefully soon.

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  1. November 23rd, 2011 at 21:01 | #1

    Did you contact the Google legal department regarding this issue?

    • March 2nd, 2012 at 13:19 | #2

      yea, but no legal advice. I removed the Full version Link from the Free Version to prevent further discussions. It’s so disappointing that companies based around such “common sence patents” are still successful. It’s a shame, they should be put in jail for such greedy harassment of indi developers and such.

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