05.20.11

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Bill Gates Started the World’s Biggest Pyramid Scheme With Patents

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, Patents at 7:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: How Bill Gates is taxing — via patent derivatives — every aspect of our lives, not just personal computers (which he forces us to buy/receive with Windows)

WE HAVE not stopped watching the mischiefs of the world’s most ruthless monopolist, Bill Gates, who only some years ago created a massive pyramid scheme. The posts are piling up, but it takes a lot of time to process them. We will catch up with it at a later stage in order to keep readers up to date, maybe later this year, at least in brief.

Using an organisation that advertises itself as a good doer, Gates makes profitable investments that are harming society immensely (while doing a lot of PR and whitewashing). He is making a lot more money for himself and his close friends, including the world’s biggest patent troll, to whom he provided a lot of the initial capital. For those who do not know yet, Bill Gates’ mate Nathan Myhrvold is behind many of today’s patent-trolling as well as patent policies that help trolls persist (he hires lobbyists to shape patent policy). The president of the FFII notes:

List of investors in Intellectual Ventures, a monster troll lurking to Europe, revealed by PatentlyO: http://ur1.ca/47xre

We will write about the effects on Europe in a later post. It recently turned out that Gates is perhaps seeking to corrupt Europe with software patents legislation, which would essentially margonalise if not illegalise Free/open source software. “Bill Gates Says We’re All Doomed,” says a new article headline, leading Groklaw to responding with: “So he’s giving kids Windows PCs and pushing nuclear energy after investing in a nuclear company? Is that really charity?”

The patents he has been pushing through government would essentially make himself and Nathan Myhrvold richer. They lobby for their own pocket and put everyone else at great risk. The money they hope to hoard will come from taxpayers, via government that Gates is lobbying. We explained this last year and provided references. Regarding the list of companies that the Gates-bred patent extortion operation gave money to, here is what Patently-O wrote:

XILINX is a billion dollar company that manufactures programmable memory chips. In February 2011, XILINX filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit against Intellectual Ventures and its subsidiary corporations – asking the Northern District of California court to rule that it could not be liable for infringing a set of fifteen (15) intellectual ventures patents. The case will be interesting to watch, although it will most likely end with a confidential license well prior to a judgment on the merits.

This comes from patent lawyers’ blog, so do not expect much balance. Here is the PDF. “These are mostly Microsoft vassal companies like Cisco, Nokia and Yahoo,” explains a contributor of ours, “but there are also some retirement funds and Universities. Anyone who’s had their money invested in the world’s biggest patent troll should object on moral grounds and self interest. The company is committing fraud and will inevitability collapse when US patent laws are fixed.”

One has to remember who set up this pyramid scheme and point a finger at Bill Gates, whose envy of Skype’s wide usage turns out to have led to the company’s acquisition (with patents too, threatening any competition). “Bill Gates told Microsoft to buy Skype,” explains a reader of ours. “Regulators, please take note,” he adds, quoting:

“I was a strong proponent at the board level for the deal being done,” … “The idea of video conferencing is going to get so much better than it is today. Skype actually does get a fair bit of revenue,” said Mr Gates. … the decision to buy Skype was strategic.

So Gates is still involved in Microsoft and monopolisation. Some angel, eh? It seems like world domination is still his goal (including schools for example). This man is doing even more damage to society while bribing the press and killing truth, too. He subjects the press and pressures it to shower himself with compliments. And here we are several years down the lines (after Gates was grilled for his crimes), having come to the point where breaking the law is seen as commendable and crooks receive awards. When fame is bought, not earned, we do realise that our society is ethically ill.

“I think he [Bill Gates] has a Napoleonic concept of himself and his company, an arrogance that derives from power and unalloyed success, with no leavening hard experience, no reverses [...] They don’t act like grown-ups!”

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    May 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

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    I always thought that it was Windows itself that was a pyramid scheme. It sure sells like a pyramid scheme.

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