Little guy 1; big guy 1,000,000,000
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Patents, similar to copyrights, are a good thing. They protect the little guy from intellectual thieves, and allow inventors to economically benefit from their inventions.
These are just a sample of the latest legal battles. Note the "big guy" name on the receiving end of claims of infringement.MicrosoftPatent spat forces businesses to upgrade Office
Microsoft has begun e-mailing its corporate customers worldwide, letting them know that they may need to start using a different version of Office as a result of a recent legal setback.Google
(the money model
)Newspapers take aim at Google in copyright dispute
A group representing global newspaper publishers has launched a lobbying campaign to challenge search engines like Google that aggregate news content.RIMPatently absurd
It's the kind of story even a careful newspaper reader might overlook. Tucked at the bottom of an inside page of The Wall Street Journal was a four-paragraph item beneath the innocuous headline: "Pager Maker Gets Patent for E-Mail Delivery."