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Look out! Here comes Apple's killer location-services patent

The patent wars get only more depressing. Here's another one dating back to 1998 that Apple bought from Xerox.

The new patent "productivity" work stream looks roughly like this:

1. Buy patents
2. Do nothing with them
3. Wait for a market to develop for them based on other people's hard work and investment
4. Swoop in with your patent to take your piece of the action

It's disgusting, to be frank. And it's killing the very productivity and innovation that patents were meant to encourage.
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