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Microsoft’s Patent Offensives, Patent Trolls, and Other Patent Agitators

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http://techrights.org – Summary: A roundup of news about software patents with increased focus on the weakness of the patent system and its ill effects on software freedom HP’s use of GNU/Linux scared Microsoft enough to put the company under “risks” in its SEC filings, warning investors that HP had become a threat. Then HP bought Palm, which used Linux its flagship product. Soon afterwards a Microsoft executive was put in charge of software at HP, Hurd got the boot [1, 2, 3, 4], and Slate saw Vista 7 returning, possibly at the expense of Linux/WebOS. Joseph Tartakoff, a Microsoft booster, was un (General)