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No, he has a point
Authored by: Gringo_ on Tuesday, May 21 2013 @ 12:41 PM EDT

I'm sorry, Agree, but I have to disagree with you.

We have no need of a Devil's advocate here. We have people like FM who play that role better than this poster ever could. Beyond that, have you not notice that the press goes out of its way to portray these cell phone patent wars as just companies fighting it out in the marketplace, without providing the essential perspective that makes a shame of their "neutral" point of view? Believe me, it is a shame. There is a battle under way to destroy Google, Open Source, and Android, and I don't think we should ever let people forget that for a single moment.

What value is there in "presenting a rounded view", when that view coincides with FUD promoted by Microsoft and Apple? On the contrary, I think there is enough confusion out there that we don't need to propagate it here too.

"No litigant is 100% right with their arguments." Duh - of course not. These cell phone patent wars aren't about who is right or wrong. They are about powerful and corrupt companies (Apple & Microsoft) who think nothing of employing a broken patent system to destroy their competition.

The court room dramas we watch unfolding are only one front of that war. Like an iceberg that is 9/10ths under water, we rarely see much of the battle field beyond what is fought in the courtrooms. The rest of the battle takes place behind closed doors, in the offices of Senators and Congressional reps, where the battle is fought by lobbyists bearing bribes. The same battle takes place in the corridors of power everywhere in the world, the EU countries and elsewhere.

"This posting makes a lot of sense, whether we like it or not." What makes sense in his posting, besides that which I already acknowledged - the inappropriateness of saying patents are "donated" to SEPs? Even with that, we are informed by another poster here that is the actual wording used by the RAND accords.

"A judge or a juror might indeed like it. If we do not at least consider it, we are flying blind."

Perhaps you haven't considered it, but I thought the views of the "other side" were obvious, since we see it in the press every day.

"Just because you do not like the posting is no reason to ask the man to take a hike."

I suggested he might be happier elsewhere. From the vitriolic tone of his post, I could easily predict that he will continue to be unhappy here.

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