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Re: Chiling patents
Author: Jakob Nielsen Posted: 2/27/2000; 9:17:04 PM Topic: scriptingNews outline for 2/27/00 Msg #: 15294 (In response to 15290) Prev/Next: 15293 / 15295
An unused patent is harmless
I agree. In fact, it is better than harmless, because it prevents somebody else from getting the patent.
Even so, I still would not recommend that companies trust their future to this strategy. It may work in a few high-profile cases such as Amazon's one-click order, but there will be many other cases where the best defense is to have your own patents.
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- Re: Chiling patents, Dave Winer, 2/28/2000; 3:14:52 AM
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