10.24.20

Juve Patent’s Love of Patent Trolls and Their Misinformation

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 6:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… who took over the EPO, turning it over to litigation fanatics (profiteers, not scientists) and patent trolls. Nowadays Juve is oftentimes a mere megaphone of Team UPC, relaying ‘useful’ lies as headlines (facts need not matter when your paying clients/subscribers like to hear and then disseminate those lies).

It’s almost 2021 (2 months from now). UPC is nowhere. Looks like JUVE is still a lobbying site (in English and in German). For the people who have lied again and again. …

09.10.20

The GNOME Foundation Arguably Gave a Patent Troll Even More Legitimacy by Settling and Failing to Dismantle Shoddy Software Patents

Posted in GNOME, GNU/Linux, IBM, Microsoft, Patents, Red Hat at 9:28 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… by extension, a loss for programming, including Free software.” More importantly, however, the patent troll was left with the shoddy patents (not a single one was thrown out), free to sue lots of companies provided their products aren’t licensed as Free software or ‘open source’ (as per the OSI’s definition). What’s more, the troll got a zero-cost settlement, which can be used as a sort of ‘ammo’ proving the supposed ‘value’ of the patent/s at hand. So the GNOME …

07.28.20

Preserving Articles That Patent Trolls’ Lawyer Tod Tumey it Trying to Censor in Defense of Fake Software Patents and a Disgusting Troll That’s Suing Free Software

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Patents at 5:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Patent troll “Voice Tech” does not want people to read these articles (and its lawyer is trying to silence criticism of the troll/client)

Article #1: Patent Troll Gets Court To Order Startup It Sued To ‘Edit’ Blog Post; Troll Now Asks Startup To Get Us To Change Our Techdirt Post

Mon, Jul 27th 2020 10:44am – Mike Masnick

In February, we wrote about how a patent troll, Voice …

07.14.20

The Last Thing Open Invention Network (OIN) Needs Right Now is Public Association With a Patent Trolls’ and Software Patents’ Propaganda Site

Posted in IBM, OIN, Patents at 5:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… feels too much like a front group of software patents’ proponents. Some OIN staff calls major patent trolls ‘charities’… and tells us “Microsoft loves Linux” (a deliberate lie, but Microsoft is a member of theirs now).

So Keith Bergelt, on behalf of OIN (see screenshot above), is writing for Watchtroll. We omit the link, as usual. Matt Levy from CCIA did the same thing not too long before he lost his job ( he’s at LOT now ). Why would they wish to associate with the one …

05.23.20

GNOME Settlement With Patent Troll Fails to Address/Tackle the Software Patent and Software Patents in General

Posted in GNOME, IBM, Patents at 4:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The sort of outcome IBM strives for (IBM/Red Hat is by far the biggest actor/stakeholder in GNOME)

Summary : GNOME settles with the troll on terms that are superficially friendly towards Free software; however, more could be done to actually defuse matters on legal if not precedential grounds

A SIDE from several discussions in Reddit and various comment threads (e.g. in LWN), …

05.05.20

A Europe That Works for Patent Trolls and Their Legal Representatives

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 2:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… corrupted the media, corrupted academia and rewarded a massive fraud whose patents were passed to patent trolls which attack COVID-19 researchers in France. The impact of this regime has been tremendously negative. It turned me from semi-proud of the EPO to utterly embarrassed by it. Prior to this regime I submitted correspondence to the EPO; my sole issue was with software patents. Thankfully, if not belatedly (2014), insiders shed light on what had been happening at the Office. That was …

03.03.20

Inverted Narratives: UPC Thugs Are Being Framed as Poor Victims and Patent Trolls Claim to be the Target of Violence

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… whose main clients are aggressors and trolls. Evan Langdon at Watchtroll currently ‘perfumes’ patent trolls as “PAEs”, but we know their modus operandi and the damage caused by them. As a new example, consider this victim that makes Free software and was sued by a troll this year. We’ve mentioned it in our latest Daily Links, quoting a rather polite message which stated: “The ability to issue useless patents has created an entire industry. There is now a whole class of …

02.13.20

Free Software is Being Abandoned by Opponents of Software Patents and It’s Being Attacked by Patent Trolls

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, IBM, Patents, Red Hat at 4:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Daily lobbying for software patents continues; IBM’s Manny Schecter still cites patent trolls as credible allies and recent management changes haven’t put an end to that, so Red Hat’s 12-year chief is now president of an aggressive proponent of software patents.

Summary : The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is rotting away as an advocate against software patents; Patents on algorithms are still being granted (even when courts repeatedly reject these) and …

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