Strategy (was Re: Improving copyright)

João Miguel Neves joao at
Sun May 16 20:41:54 UTC 2004

A Sáb, 2004-05-15 às 14:04, Niall Douglas escreveu:
> On 15 May 2004 at 0:40, João Miguel Neves wrote:
> > I'm working in a way to solve that problem. It's strange, but
> > possible... It's just too soon for details.
> I had an idea for that - I don't know if it's similar to yours - 
> companies could throw their software patents in a mutually owned 
> holding company. If any of the members gets sued for patent 
> infringement, the full weight of all the other patents is used to 
> countersue and each member agrees to contribute their share of the 
> legal costs.
> If big enough, this system could render software patents 
> unenforceable.
Well, I've seen too many of those proposals, and people working on them,
to believe it could work. You can't countersue a non-technical company
of lawyers that holds patents. And there are too many of those nowadays.

						João Miguel Neves

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