Sundarrajk's Weblog

Apple gets a small spanking

Posted on: November 8, 2012


A nice post on Apple and its patents http://readwrite.com/2012/11/07/apple-gets-a-minor-legal-spanking.

How very true, patents are being used for very wrong purposes.

High time the patent office sit up and take notice at the mess it has been created in the name of safeguarding inventions and protecting creators from fraudsters.

While one cannot do away with patents one needs to come down with a heavy hand on patent trolls and companies like Apple which are using patents to malign others and cut down businesses of others.

The Patent Office needs to take cognizance of its mistakes, acknowledge it and clean up its act and become wary of granting patents at the whims and fancy of the companies or being overawed by the person claiming the patent (this is possibly what happened with Steve Jobs and Apple).

Another good read, a year old but still very relevant http://www.infoq.com/news/2011/08/software-patents

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