Monday, 29 March 2010

Meta-patents

This isn't new, but I had to share it.

Someone (Halliburton apparently) has tried to patent the process of patent trolling.

If granted, this would allow you to sue everyone who ever sues (or licenses or alleges infringement or obtains out-of-court settlement or cross-licenses etc etc) anyone in relation to any patent, for infringing your patent on the process of suing (or licensing, settling etc) in relation to a patent.

Beautiful. Twisted, but beautiful.

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