Re: Motorola wins Xbox and Windows 7 ban in Germany
Most of these issues would go away if they simply applied similar principle to trademark protection: once registered, you are responsible for actively defending it from the word go. If you don't, you lose the right to it. But as long as companies can choose who, when and where they sue for patent infringement, the situation will never change.
What comes to software patents themselves, I'm rather neutral, I can see both sides of the argument. Just nice to see some of the most vile companies getting a bloody nose every now and then too.