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Google’s Patent Grab Invokes the Old Nuclear Doctrine “Mutual Assured Destruction”

As reported by Mashable , Google recently acquired 217 patents from IBM. The patent acquisition might look developmental, but just as likely, it's a defensive move intended to build up its patent warheads in defense of trolls or other IP giants (e.g., Apple). Time to drag out some nuclear verbiage...

Is Our Reality Becoming a Patent Reality? Apple’s Building Patent Suggests It Is

I'm developing a phobia of patents. Like germs, they're everywhere and often impossible to identify. Take the Apple Store for instance. The products carry a microbial layer of patent security, and unless you're a patent attorney or an inventor, that's very hard to visualize. But...