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Good Job, David Kappos, Says the 'Boss' (IBM)

How shallow, spotted just hours after publication by Kappos

Manny Schecter screenshots
Manny Schecter works for IBM, the former employer of Kappos



Summary: Responses to the latest call against Alice (eliminator of many software patents), courtesy of the man from IBM (still paid by IBM) who was responsible for the policy that blindly approved a lot of software patents in the US

Our latest article about David Kappos (who has in essence been helping Microsoft's extortion of Linux using low-quality patents in large numbers) was well received by quite a few people. They know a lot better now what Kappos stands for and who pays him. Our many articles on the subject contributed to that. Interest groups and lobbyists are among the things we have been exposing for nearly a decade. Once exposed, they are a lot less capable of operating. Sometimes they need to rename.



As Henrion put it/told Manny Schecter (IBM), "he [Kappos] is a Microsoft/Apple spokesman." He is also a former IBM employee who is now being paid by IBM for his lobbying.

This article from Kappos led to an article by Mike Masnick (via Professor James Bessen) shortly after we had mentioned it. Masnick said that "of course, if you're former US Patent and Trademark Office boss David Kappos -- who presided over a massive increase in patenting, which the Government Accountability Office recently noted was mainly due to basically no quality standards being used -- this is a bad thing. Perhaps he takes it personally that the current patent situation really puts an exclamation point on the fact that he helped usher in hundreds of thousands of anti-innovation weapons that could be used to shake down actual innovators."

Like the Battistelli-led EPO right now? AntiSoftwarePat highlights the part of the above article which says Kappos "presided over a massive increase in patenting... mainly due to basically no quality standards being used" (i.e. rubberstamping, with approval rates soaring).

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