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Patent Trolls' Enablers Celebrate and Lobby for Patents on Software, React in Fury When Google Gets Some

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Summary: Apparently, according to the patent microcosm, Google runs the world and software patents are very evil only when Google gets them

THE patent trolls' lobby has never been consistent. It cherry-picks and habitually contradicts itself (here is one of the cherry pickers asking for help).



Generally speaking, the US "Patent Office has recently made it much more difficult to secure software patents," to quote this article from a few days ago. It's common knowledge now; the real media (not sites of patent law firm) talks about it. Here's the full paragraph:

For example, drones that fly overhead and apps that access information on consumers' smartphones both raise questions of privacy and infringement of consumers' rights, he said. Meanwhile, the Patent Office has recently made it much more difficult to secure software patents.


"The patent trolls' lobby has never been consistent."The other day we saw the patent trolls' lobby resuming its misguided witch-hunt that seeks to blame Google for all this (often because of Michelle Lee). This was soon mentioned by Lisa M. Brownlee, Benjamin Henrion, and software patents boosters who love picking on Google. See the software patents propagandist (Patent Buddy) who call it "Unbelievable!!" that "Receiving a Sequence of Symbols" is deemed to be patentable by the USPTO (not courts). They all cite a post from Dennis Crouch. It just helped demonstrate lack of quality control/oversight at the USPTO (something for PTAB to tackle perhaps) because it is granting software patents that should clearly be rejected. "In addition to its gaping abstract idea problems," Crouch explained, "the patent claims priority to a collection of more than one hundred (100) provisional patent applications – 2004 priority date."

"It just helped demonstrate lack of quality control/oversight at the USPTO (something for PTAB to tackle perhaps) because it is granting software patents that should clearly be rejected."IAM too decided to poke by saying: "Perhaps @EFF could have a look at this controversial new Google patent. A candidate for Stupid Patent of the Month?" (it linked to a site of a patent troll, Dominion Harbor).

It's this rant about Google, which other contributors (to this troll's site) exploited to say that EFF is "the lapdog [which] will have to get clearance first from their corporate master before being allowed to pretend to bite the hand that feeds them" (as if EFF is a "lapdog" of Google).

"This is the kind of rubbish that encouraged harassment of Michelle Lee and led to her resignation."What's worth noting here is that the patent trolls' lobby is happy to single out Google, attacking Google alone over software patents. So they love software patents, but deem these evil only when they're Google's? This is the kind of rubbish that encouraged harassment of Michelle Lee and led to her resignation. These same bullies also attempt to frame me as some kind of "Google shill". They see "Google" in everything they don't like!

On another day this same person complained that patents on software were being rejected. To quote: "PTAB reaches peak crazy: tells patent applicants dont bother passing Director guidelines for 101, we ignore them: https://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=BPAI&flNm=fd2015007596-10-24-2017-1 …"

So make up your mind, trolls (and their enablers). Are you in favour of software patents or not? Because they're all equally ludicrous and should not be granted.

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