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Austin Meyer (creator of X-Plane) updates us on his patent troll problem

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I'm sure we've heard Meyer's problem with patent trolls suing him for "infringing" on vague patents.

 

Here's the update, uploaded a few days ago:

 

 

 

Very infuriating stuff... Thankfully, his videos are receiving quite a lot of coverage and hopefully some action will be taken against those that participate in this.

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Unbelievable!

 

Thx for sharing, and a good reason for supporting X-Plane 10...


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That's only one point within ~100 or so Meyer will need to defend. Basically the US patent system is rotten dating from the 19th century. Obama wants to help but gets blocked by republicans, lawyers and big companies like MS. They will need to look at EU laws and learn, sooner or later, as it's a threat for us economy.

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That's only one point within ~100 or so Meyer will need to defend. Basically the US patent system is rotten dating from the 19th century. Obama wants to help but gets blocked by republicans, lawyers and big companies like MS. They will need to look at EU laws and learn, sooner or later, as it's a threat for us economy.

 

I'm happy to live in Europe and find some people over there lost there minds.

Hence I think from an European perspective the Justice system is so of track you can't speak of justice but almost a criminal system ;)

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As a European, it's hard not to think that America has seriously lost its way which is worrying for the world.

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   'Merica = Land of the free, home of the lawsuit! What a sad state of affairs. I feel for Mr. Meyer, and anyone else getting shafted by these crooks.

Wish him the best of luck.

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As a European, it's hard not to think that America has seriously lost its way which is worrying for the world.

 

 

Don't worry, we think the same thing about you guys. 

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That's only one point within ~100 or so Meyer will need to defend. Basically the US patent system is rotten dating from the 19th century. Obama wants to help but gets blocked by republicans, lawyers and big companies like MS. They will need to look at EU laws and learn, sooner or later, as it's a threat for us economy.

How about we refrain from partisan politics around here - we get enough of this junk in the real world...

 

Regards,

Scott

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The problem is not limited to a country or region. It is deeply rooted in the dilapidated status of the legal profession, being a member of which I am sometimes ashamed of. Congrats to Mr. Meyer for standing up and resisting to be silenced through a settlement. He is innovative and courageous. 

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How about we refrain from partisan politics around here - we get enough of this junk in the real world...

 

Regards,

Scott

 

 

No interest in getting into a politics discussion here either but CyberMike's comment is factually inaccurate.  I looked into this a while back.

 

Carry on...

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As a European, it's hard not to think that America has seriously lost its way which is worrying for the world.

 

I totally agree with your thoughts, sad but true.


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No interest in getting into a politics discussion here either but CyberMike's comment is factually inaccurate.  I looked into this a while back.

 

Carry on...

What is inaccurate? What did you look into? I remember Austin to have said that this is only one point and he expects more to follow. The us patent system dates from 19th century, don't remember where I read this, but should be true as well.

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As a European, it's hard not to think that America has seriously lost its way which is worrying for the world.

As an American myself, it makes it hard to say, but I totally agree.  This country is not headed in a good direction at all.  If it wouldn't be for not wanting to move my daughter away from her family here, I'd be moving out of this country in a heartbeat.  In fact, if things do continue to get worse, I may move to get my daughter somewhere better/safer.

 

The political and legal system here are absolute jokes.  Both need to be completely torn down and done over!


Regards,

 

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