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Well, first off I found the last two links confusing, I thought it was just one link so wound up at a page I didn't want to see.
Before you talk about how sucky all these patent lawsuites are I wish to refresh your memories, or teach you some history, concerning prior lawsuits in the computer industry.
Do you remember Apple's look and feal lawsuites? Lotus had some too for their 123 spreadsheet. There were others but I don't recall them.
These patent lawsuites bug me though. On the onehand, patents make some kinds of products possible, on the other hand there are tons of bad patents out there.
This is a request: Will a lawyer please write an original article concerning patent law. What precisely it is, what it gives the owner, why we have them, what could possibly happen if we got rid of them, and also areas of potential reform and the obsticles that hinder reform of patents and the patent process.