Mark Cuban’s got a post up about the impending Yahoo/Facebook patent litigation. Warning: sarcasm is employed. (Some commenters seemed not to get it.) His basic point is that people will not realize what’s really at stake with patents until something big and absurd, like Yahoo getting Facebook for having personalized pages, goes through and hits a brand people care about.
I hope Yahoo is awarded 50 billion dollars. It is the only way that consumers will realize what is at stake with patent law as is.
Then maybe we can get it right and further innovation and competition in this country.