Bonum Certa Men Certa

EU Lobbyists Awaken, Patent Trolls Abound

Sarkozy continues to derail his country by allowing Intellectual Monopolies (from overseas, no less) to police the Internet. The fight over the Internet and copyrights is not separate from the lobby for software patents in the EU. Commissioner Mccreevy, for example, is pushing for both whilst Sarkozy attacks virtually anything that's a threat to Intellectual Monopolies.



Digital Majority warns about the return yet another lobbying arm for software patents in Europe.

Simon Gentry is back in software patents lobbying. Now his role is to push for legalisation of software patents via the creation of central patent court in Europe.


For more information about such back doors, catch up with yesterday's post. It's part of a series of developments.

Acacia, Facebook, and Other Patent Felons



USPTOAcacia, a shell company (patent troll) which is occupied by former Microsoft employees [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10], receives some unwanted attention from this Law.com article which is solely dedicated to the topic.

Cognex Corp. is a small high-tech Massachusetts public company, yet it's funded an unusual, decade-long court offense against several so-called "patent trolls," which typically use patents to demand licenses from other companies.

[...]

That means patent-holders, like one of Cognex's recent court opponents, Acacia Research Corp., are likely to demand more money for such licenses, Smith said.


The problem may therefore be further expanded rather than squashed. With such fast exacerbation inside the USPTO you might as well expect high-profile companies to protest, but Facebooks seems willing to share a bandwagon with the patent trolls. Over at Slashdot, people who do not associate money with wisdom sarcastically take a shot at this new junk patent from the company's founder.

After you check boxes on a form to indicate that 'Everyone from San Francisco, CA, Social Network Provider, and Harvard' can see your profile, Zuckerberg's 'invention' will miraculously display: 'People from San Francisco, CA, Social Network Provider, and Harvard can see your profile.'


When will the system finally implode? When people are not allowed to think and apply knowledge, there's anarchy.

Software patent on rise

Recent Techrights' Posts

Helping Microsoft 'Hijack' Developers (to Make Them Work for Microsoft, Not the Competition)
VS Code is proprietary spyware of Microsoft. Jack Wallen keeps promoting its use.
 
Outreachy, GSoC-mentors & Debian-Private may soon become public records in federal court
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 28/02/2024: Many War Updates and Censorship
Links for the day
Gemini Links 28/02/2024: Social Control Media Notifications and Gemini Protocol Extended
Links for the day
Links 28/02/2024: Microsoft the Plagiarist is Projecting, Food Sector Adopts Surge Pricing
Links for the day
Gemini Links 28/02/2024: Groupthink and the 'Problem' With Linux
Links for the day
Android Rising (Windows Down to All-Time Lows, Internationally)
This month was a bloodbath for Microsoft
HexChat Looks for Successors to Keep IRC Growing
IRC is far from dead
[Meme] Just Make Him Happy
Y U no produce more monopolies?
End of a Long February
top 10 posts
[Meme] The EPO's Relationship With Patent Examiners
Nobody is "safe"
New Pension Scheme (NPS) at the European Patent Office Explained at the General Assembly
Investing in the future, or...
Donald Trump & FSFE Matthias Kirschner election denial
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
IRC logs for Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Links 27/02/2024: PlayStation Layoffs and More Oppressive New Laws for Hong Kong
Links for the day
Gemini Links 27/02/2024: Facebook as Containment Field and Depression Driven Development (DDD)
Links for the day
They're Adding Warnings Now: The Site "It's FOSS" is Not FOSS
It's better that they at least explicitly state this
Links 27/02/2024: Nevada Versus End-To-End Encryption, Birmingham Bankrupt
Links for the day
End of an Era
The Web isn't just filled with marketing spam but actual disinformation
[Meme] Onboarding New EPO Staff
You read the patent application and grant within hours
The Legacy Prolific Writers Leave Behind Them
"Free Software Credibility Index" after more than 15 years
The Ongoing Evolutionary Process of News-Reading (or News-Finding) on the World Wide Web
it gets worse
Phoronix in Google News
congratulating or welcoming Embrace, Extend, Extinguish (E.E.E.)
Google Fired Many Employees Working on Google News (Which Had Deteriorated and Became Gulag Noise, Littered and Gamed by Blogspam, Plagiarism, and Chatbot/Translator-Generated Spew), Now Comes the Likely 'Phase-out'
No wonder many yearn for the days of DMOZ and Web directories in general
IRC Proceedings: Monday, February 26, 2024
IRC logs for Monday, February 26, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
"It's Obvious There's No Future For Any of Us from Blizzard at Microsoft"
The rumours suggest that more Microsoft layoffs are on the way
[Meme] Who's the Boss?
"I thought EPC governed the Office"
Salary Adjustment Procedure (SAP) at the EPO and Why Workers' Salary is Actually Decreasing Each Year (Currency Loses Its Purchasing Power)
outline and update on a years-old blunder
Exposed: FSFE, Legal & Licensing Workshop (LLW), Legal Network & Modern Slavery
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock