|patenting compiler technology firstname.lastname@example.org (zeng jane) (2010-01-04)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk (Derek M. Jones) (2010-01-05)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology email@example.com (rcmetzger) (2010-01-06)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology firstname.lastname@example.org (George Neuner) (2010-01-11)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2010-01-14)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Wright) (2010-01-14)|
|Re: patenting compiler technology email@example.com (Paul Biggar) (2010-01-16)|
|From:||Jeremy Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:09:17 +0000 (UTC)|
|Posted-Date:||15 Jan 2010 21:00:54 EST|
I think some companies seek patents as a pre-emptive defence. If you hold
a patent for some ""technique" it is much more difficult for a patent-troll
to sue you for infringing their later patent.
If the patent system was working properly, one would not need to take such
measures, but as George points out, the situation in the USA is unlikely
to change for the better quickly.
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