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Old 03-24-2012, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Total victory for open source software in a patent lawsuit

Total victory for open source software in a patent lawsuit

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We learned many things from this experience, but I'll note just three here. We now know for certain that those in the business of bringing software patent lawsuits are not invincible, even in the supposedly patent-friendly jurisdiction of the Eastern District of Texas. We know that Texas juries are willing to reject bogus infringement claims and invalidate bad software patents. And we know that attacks on open source based on FUD will not stand up when subjected to the light of truth.

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow... you necro'ed a thread before it even started! Source article dated May 3, 2010!



Some precedent for this case was established a couple of years earlier, in 2008:

JMRI Wins Lawsuit

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/119

http://java.dzone.com/articles/us-fe...ge-affirms-key
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They're still interesting cases... and both illustrate why banning copyright/patent of software would be throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Those laws protect more people than they hurt.
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