[ale] IP the latest business model on the block

Bjorn Dittmer-Roche bjorn at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Mon Feb 9 09:59:18 EST 2004

On Sun, 8 Feb 2004, Adrin wrote:

> Everyone has been reading about SCO and Linux. Well, I just read and article about a
> little company in California. http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3309531   I
> actually was browsing /. and found it. This type of business worries me. It just seems
> that people are getting patents either through purchase or kind of after the fact, Then
> they just start suing other companies that have already been using the technology. Maybe I
> am wrong on the dates and such, and maybe this company did develop this. It just seems
> wrong to give something away for awhile and then charge later.  Maybe I should go file a
> patent for the wheel or something.

I am quite concerned about this with my own comany. Will I get sued
because I didn't patent every detail? I wasn't planned to patent anything,
but maybe I should.....

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