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Re: Gates Patents Flipping a Light Switch

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Gates Patents Flipping a Light Switch
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 20:05:39 +0000 (UTC)
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Barry Margolin <> writes:

>In article <>,
> (phil hunt) wrote:

>> On Fri, 14 May 2004 16:45:21 -0400, Barry Margolin <> 
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >No, I didn't overlook it.  My point is that without patents, even these 
>> >rare wins would be virtually impossible.  Patents are one of the few 
>> >weapons a small player can wield against a behemoth like Microsoft.
>Of course it helps Microsoft.  It helps *everyone* -- big guys and 
>little guys.

First it's a weapon that Stac wields against Microsoft.  Then, a couple
of sentences later, the lawsuit helped Microsoft.  Then, in the next
sentence, it helped everyone.

And all these inconsistent and random assertions are offered without any
proof whatsoever.

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