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Originally posted by Voxel
The only thing I hate more than a large corporation feeding off of the wealth of the people is the leech attempting to feeding off of the large corporation.
I used to write software, and it falls under a Copyright, not a Patent. In order to show a Copyright Infringement, Microsoft would have had to almost exactly duplicate his Code, and/or Key Generation Algorithm. As he patented it, it looks to me he is patenting a process not the software.
Anyone can create a software patent for something that currently exists then go after a company that uses the tech as if it was stolen from them. Even though it was being used years before the patent even existed.
Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing
reply to post by Kryties
What is the point of having a jury if the judge is going to give his own ruling anyways??
It does smell fishy and my guesses are that the judge has just recieved a nice amount in some offshore account
Originally posted by craig732
People are now wrongfully stating in news articles that the judge ruled in favor of Microsoft. He didn't. The judge in this case felt the jury did not grasp the concept of the facts of the case and he VACATED the jury's decision.