Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community-Based Prior Art Forum AskPatents.com

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http://techcrunch.com – The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans — Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. — those picking on the little guys — remember patent troll Lodsys suing all those iOS developers? — and everything in between (here’s one just from today), with a lot of hand-wringing over how destructive the whole patent industry is. Now Stack Exchange, which runs a bunch of developer-focused sites, is getting into the game: today it announced the launch of AskPatents.com, a new site it hopes will be the basis of a co (IT news)