For approval: MXM Public license
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Apr 13 20:06:42 UTC 2009
Simon Phipps wrote:
> On Apr 13, 2009, at 15:22, Russ Nelson wrote:
>> Instead, a disproof has to work the way I first proposed: Somebody
>> gets a patent, writes patented code, distributes it under the BSD, and
>> then asserts "You have no patent license" and sues them.
> If that had happened, given that the target would likely be a large
> corporate that prefers to settle, how would you know?
First, the initial lawsuit, if any, is recorded. Second, patent trolls
love to publicize the fact that there was a settlement, usually
including the relevant circumstances but omitting the dollar figure.
This latter phenomenon occurs even without an actual lawsuit.
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