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most excellent news, indeed.

I agree completely. Looks like someone has finally woken up over at the patent office. Gotta wonder when there will people people losing their job there for granting all these stupid patents in the first place.
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Yes.

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MOAR Victory! Sorry, I know this is kind of a post whore move but I've been in many of these patent threads stating my anger. Now I like to state my joy when I see things put to a glorious end.
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It's beginning to look like that what ever "secrets" that Steve Jobs had on an uppity-up over at the USPTO must have been lost upon his death and the location of these "incriminating pictures" are no where to be found by the current management at Apple. wink.gif Job's strangle hold on the USPTO apparently has come to an end and Apple is now having to actually come up real ideas to maintain their patents.
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@ Postaltwinkie: What you say is true.
The pursuit of maximal profit for only profits sake is really not beneficial. Does exxon need 16 billion in profits each quarter??? Wouldn't 10 billion be sufficient to remain enormously profitable, be able to do R&D, engage in emerging markets etc. At some point increased profits loses real tangible benefit. Pay your employees more, donate money, help fix this country that all the corporations, bankers, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals have raped in the last 20 years. Apple nor exxon and many others do not need 100 quadrillion dollars. It helps nobody. Except 5-10 Ceos/bankers.


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It's beginning to look like that what ever "secrets" that Steve Jobs had on an uppity-up over at the USPTO must have been lost upon his death and the location of these "incriminating pictures" are no where to be found by the current management at Apple. wink.gif Job's strangle hold on the USPTO apparently has come to an end and Apple is now having to actually come up real ideas to maintain their patents.

Those incriminating photos were probably plagued by purple glare. tongue.gif
 
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@wutang, you're the most ignorant uninformed un-moralistic pile of dog vomit in this thread sir. I'll tell you what greed is... When I could take one year, ONE WHOLE YEAR, salary of a top paid CEO for a US corporation and not only live out the rest of my life comfortably without having to lift another finger, but also be able to solve world thirst and pay for all of my family and close friends to live out their days as well.

Pay your employees more. Put your money to good causes. Save humanity? All doable with that much money.

Totally off topic. But yeaaaa Apple finally not being able to patent troll everything.
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Those incriminating photos were probably plagued by purple glare. tongue.gif

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This is a major victory in that it not only reduces the amount of asinine patents in play, but also shows that previous occurences weren't "one-offs" and this may very well be a new trend in patent play.

As for all the talk of businesses, and business ethics and all that... from other threads i've been in it should be obvious I could write a small book on business ethics and 'maximizing profits for the sake of profit' is a horrible and unsustainable business model that hurts everyone in the end. I'll leave it at that unless someone wants to make a thread about this and we can veer from personal attacks due to differences in opinions. I'll gladly share my thoughts on the topic if need be, but in short... i agree with Postal. (never thought i'd say that biggrin.gif lol )
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@ Postaltwinkie: What you say is true.
The pursuit of maximal profit for only profits sake is really not beneficial. Does exxon need 16 billion in profits each quarter??? Wouldn't 10 billion be sufficient to remain enormously profitable, be able to do R&D, engage in emerging markets etc. At some point increased profits loses real tangible benefit. Pay your employees more, donate money, help fix this country that all the corporations, bankers, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals have raped in the last 20 years. Apple nor exxon and many others do not need 100 quadrillion dollars. It helps nobody. Except 5-10 Ceos/bankers.
OT: Sweet News!

This is essentially the point I am getting at, there is a level were the ROI flattens out and even can become detrimental.

Using the oil industry as an example; One of the major expenses for the average American is their monthly cost of fuel. There are very few of us that do not have to account for it. With fuel hovering around ~$3.50 a gallon, and the oil industry turning record profits, were those profits truly worth it, when looking at the nation as a whole? Using the above numbers as purely an example, how much better would people have been off if the industry turned a 10 billion per quarter profit, instead of 16, but the average Joe only had to pay $2.25 a gallon for fuel?

I know that for many people that $1.25 per gallon difference would translate to a $100 or $200 a month in savings, which could have gone towards other expenses, or even back into the economy via shopping. A $1.25 per gallon less on fuel would translate into thousands in savings for my company, which I would then be able to turn back into the company and the employees. It could go to network upgrades, expansion, employee pay raises and bonuses, etc.

I will say it again, there becomes a point when profits simply aren't worth it in the long run, and with the exception of a very select few at the top, are detrimental to the rest.
    
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