Patent Liability Insurance

Andrew C. Oliver acoliver at
Tue May 15 23:39:03 UTC 2007

The MAD system in patents reinforces the patent system.  I'm talking 
about something to help throw the monkey wrench in it by using it 
against itself.

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
>> Another approach (which I intonated) would be more of a venture capital
>> approach.  Those with the cash and the interest could invest it in
>> promising litigation companies targeted in the right direction.
> I don't believe software patents are legitimate, so I don't want
> /anyone/ to make money of them.  They should be retained as a deterrent
> only (until software patents are made illegal)
>> Maybe that is OIN, maybe it is Red Hat Ventures...
> I like OIN because they aren't trying to make money off patents, but are
> developing a strong portfolio to use in self-defense to protect FOSS.
> Matt Flaschen

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