First of all, there are so many overlapping idea patents that it almost certainly has contemporaries. The adaptation of the patent system to cover "processes" has lead us to a quagmire that a corrupt government (such as ours) is paralyzed to strike down. The only way we will see an end to the idea of idea ownership is when it hurts the big dogs. Then.... things will change. I see it starting to crumble now, let's hope this oppressive, startup crushing culture of "more IP better" comes to an abrupt halt soon.
Pffffft, The bill is so watered down it does nothing good and a some bad. Reform was going to include patent validity in trial, this would have helped flush the crud out of the system... but our overlords couldn't decide if that was good for them or not, so it fall away.
dude.... ++; wait, here ++; you deserve it.
Sweet I propose we create a new internet without accountability. A 100% anonymousness network.. the Anontranet! the high level protocol stack will be encrypted by default. No IPs no static route just lazy swarming data streams going to-and-fro
... what a wonderful world it would be...
Ellison is out of his fu*king mind if he thinks the community wont build a better JVM. Obviously, Ellison is in control of his faculties, he's quite shrewd and I suspect, he intends to use the idea patents acquired with SUNW to sue anyone that makes the Open JVM competitive with their premium offering.
well, its the 8600 GT 256mb
.. not the best I know but..