use paten in a sentence.
Most paten holders are harming the ecosystem.
I'm sure they have lots of patens but they also have lots of money.
What about a patent under something like Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement?
That is not how patents work.
Probably the main potential of the deal is not within the essential patents, as these have to be licensed under FRAND, limiting both the possible revenue and their tactical effect in court.
The question is however, which other, non-essential, patens have been sold by Nokia now, and of course why.
I already blogged about this problem 6 weeks ago: The new stories that surfaced today sounded similar, but James Thomson told me on Twitter that it's about a different company and patent this time around.
This will be chilling for innovation and competition and will only encourage Apple to take their paten-trolling further, to illegitimately gain bigger market-shares in the smartphone market (where international figures shows they are now in a dive).
Isn't there a patent by apple related to the touch events that makes it unsafe and risky to implement them?
Seeing that all startups are essential equally likely to be sued with all the bad patens that are out there, by simply having an army of attorneys behind you it seems you could significantly reduce your risk.
Can I paten a technique for saving people's lives that requires no tools and anyone can learn, but no human being has ever done it before (intentionally)?
The paten question is no triviality and should not be treated as such.
The fact that anyone would even ask this is a far more dire social commentary than an oddly unoriginal patent.
Here is a proposal from an EFF site: and here is an EFF article from Feb 14 called "Talking Software Patents with the Patent Office: A Sign of Reform to Come?
If I supply you with tailored parts necessary to perform/make a patented invention then that's contributory infringement.
Looks like that patent will run you $12-15k.
Look at the current patent trends.
Apple is doing such things as well patenting things like "a 3d desktop" they don't have to do much just describe a rough idea of one.
OOOOOO and my favorite is the company who is suing Apple, MS, Palm, Google due to their exclusive patent on operating systems.