Techdirt/Paul Allen

“Is Paul Allen’s patent madness really an attempt to show the madness of patents?”, Techdirt, August 30, 2010. Larry’s blog post on Paul Allen’s patent lawsuit against leading Internet companies set off a minor firestorm. Mike Masnick of Techdirt doubted Larry’s speculation that Allen was really just showing up how broken the patent system is. In a later post, also on Techdirt, Masnick reviewed Larry’s comments about the particular problem of jury trials for patent infringement, especially now that the patent office approves pretty much everything. See also Larry Ebert’s comments on IPBiz.