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Sep 3, 2011
There's a great mashup for this one today. See 134391.
Sep 3, 2011

Reason you might prefere the demise is mainly that as long as the product that "infringes" is in direct competition with your own, and thus each unit sold most likely reduces your own sales-figures by a comparable number... Royalty payments are minute by comparasion to keep the entire profit.
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Sep 3, 2011
Isn't that how Microsoft made it's billions? Infringing on other people's patents.
DEC had an OS for their MicroVax called 'Windows' years before Microsoft.
IE was actually created by a small ISP in IA. etc...
Sep 3, 2011
A Doomsday scenario? Maybe this is Scott's exit strategy to retirement.
Sep 3, 2011
It might have been too geeky to simply mention Nathan Myhrvold.
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