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Halliburton seeks patent on patent trolling

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| Halliburton - the Texas-based company famous for pocketing billions from the
| war in Iraq - hopes to patent the art of patent trolling.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11...burton_patent/


Recent:

Halliburton Tries To Patent Form Of Patent Trolling

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| We see all sorts of ridiculous patent applications and patents, but my
| favorites tend to be the patents that have to do with patents themselves
| (such as the patent app on a method for filing a patent). However, the folks
| over at Patently-O have highlighted a fascinating patent application from an
| attorney at Halliburton, which appears to be an attempt to patent the process
| of patent trolling.
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http://techdirt.com/articles/20081107/0118162765.shtml


European Patent Office staff on strike

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| Patent examiners and other staff of the European Patent Office (EPO)
| demonstrated outside the European Commission offices Thursday, demanding a
| thorough re-examination of the EPO.
|
| [...]
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| The staff union, SUEPO, say that lowering the quality of patents will have a
| disastrous effect on innovation which will affect every consumer. Their 'Save
| The EPO' campaign is not aimed at increasing wages but in reinforcing patent
| quality.
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http://www.expatica.com/be/articles/...on-strike.html
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