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sdowney717
May 2nd, 2011, 09:31 PM
another patent infringing claim on linux and they won a judgement
They would patent the color white, patent water, patent air breathing if they could and sue for damages.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/21/texas_jury_says_google_infringed_linux_patent/


According to the jury verdict, Google infringed two claims in the patent. The first claim describes an information storage and retrieval system comprising:

a linked list to store and provide access to records stored in a memory of the system, at least some of the records automatically expiring
a record search means utilizing a search key to access the linked list
the record search means including a means for identifying and removing at least some of the expired ones of the records from the linked list when the linked list is accessed
a means utilizing the record search means for accessing the linked list and, at the same time, removing at least some of the expired ones of the records in the linked list

The second claim also includes a "means for dynamically determining maximum number for the record search means to remove in the accessed linked list of records". The jury found that Google did not provide by a "preponderance of evidence" that these clams were invalid.

Bedrock has also asked for an injunction preventing Google from infringing on its patent, but the court has yet to rule on this. Red Hat has also intervened in the case, asking the Bedrock patent be ruled invalid.

matt_symes
May 2nd, 2011, 09:41 PM
Overturned !!

Artemis3
May 2nd, 2011, 09:50 PM
Software patents are wrong, period.

_outlawed_
May 2nd, 2011, 09:51 PM
Software patents are wrong, period.

Patents are wrong to begin with.

alexfish
May 3rd, 2011, 12:26 AM
a "means for"

patent trolling by a means , how inane

Like to see them getting access to my memory , as for "preponderance", so you need to score points to prove a claim is invalid ,

PS get your score cards ready , handicap rules apply