In an angry post on infoworld.com Simon Phipps eviscerates NPE’s, the patent system, and the NPE toll on innovation. Here is a tiny sample of his rant (with bolding added):
“The cost of litigation for patent parasites must go up; there need to be penalties for failed attempts to monetize the innovation of others. Most important, the mafiosi-grade shakedowns costing America’s economy so much money — and with it the success of innovative startups and the creation of much-needed jobs — has to end.”
Patent parasites? Shakedowns (hmmm second use today)? The inflammatory language campaign against NPE’s continues.
For the entire diatribe, please go to this link: http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/numbers-dont-lie-patent-trolls-are-plague-205192?page=0,1