OT: eBay being sued over patent infringement (et al)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Apr 25 02:23:00 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Brian Chase wrote:

> I'm very happy with the service eBay offers to sellers and buyers; it's
> a great business idea and they've executed it very well, IMHO, but I've
> little sympathy for their situation. What goes around comes around.

That's mainly the problem with the patent system today. It's used
primarily as a tool to thwart competition, rather than foster innovation.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Fri Apr 25 2003 - 02:23:00 BST

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