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Slashdot infringing on Microsoft patent #US5819032

fractality Patents in society (183 comments)

I've known many a great engineer, and the pride that goes into securing a patent for your work. Much time, money, and effort goes into what used to be considered a system of giving credit to great minds and ideas.

Enter Microsoft. The only work they put into their patents was the idea of patenting something that no one else has. Again, we can see that the Microsoft corporation is based soley on marketing, not on furthering technology, helping others, or even producing helpful software. How dare Microsoft make a mockery of the patent process. How dare the individual(s) responcible for allowing them to patent such rubbish make these actions, eventhough I'm sure they were under much -persuasion-.

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