Reply to post: Good for this case but.... 8 years and it's still going...

Jury to Apple: You owe patent flinger VirnetX half a BEEELLION buckaroos

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Good for this case but.... 8 years and it's still going...

Assuming that the patent HAD been infringed it means large companies like Apple can keep attempts to stop them infringing in the courts until the person who owns the patent goes bankrupt / dies / etc.

Imagine you create the best thing since sliced bread, patent it, start selling it, then a large company starts selling their own copy. It might seem obvious that they are infringing your patent but with the money and resources they have (often more money now than some countries) they can keep the case in the courts until way beyond your ability to fund an argument.

That is just broken.

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