change overdue in patent laws

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  1. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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  3. Mr. Bill

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    A little off-topic, but...

    It's been that way for a few decades, now. That's how Intel and Microsoft took over the home computer market. Neither had ever "innovated" anything (Even the term 'PC' was stolen from the Xerox Alto), and their products were far from being the best. They just happened to have the best lawyers and marketing strategies at the right time.
     
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    It's all about dollars; always has been. It's the capitalistic mentality. It will work itself out.
     
  5. Todd_Sails

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    Looks like things will go even more DIY, and/or Black market.

    Doesn't suprise me that the state I currentl;y reside in, WI, is mentioned.

    Some screwed up people in this state I tell ya!
     
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    People look at the date of that article posted its from June 2009. Its 2014 and you can clearly see the number of different led fixtures available to us.
     
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    While I tend to agree with your premise. That article is from 2009 and I think that ship sailed.
     
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  9. Billme

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    My apologies. I didn't notice the date. This type of predatory behavior has been a peeve of mine for a while.
     
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    Patent trolls suck. I've represented clients being sued by them.
     
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    So, it would seem common sense and sanity won.
     
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    Patent laws just underwent an overhaul last year.

    It's now the first to file, and no longer the date of the idea's inception.