Looks like Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC is patent-trolling Gnome / shotwell.
@ersatzmaus Abolish the patent system.
@liw It's broken in lots of very bad ways. But I think they nearly all go back to the flawed (and in my opinion likely corrupt) decision to allow business process patents which opened the way for software patents.
Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal leaning trick, that's the system working as intended. A magician revealing his tricks, which we could all now reproduce if we wanted to. If it actually worked like this, I would be more in favour of keeping the patent system.
@JordiGH @liw Sure. And for non software/business-method it can actually work like that. But the goalposts have been shifted. Patents are now written in language that is simultaneously over-broad and uninformative (does not include the information required to reproduce). Add to that they are granted for completely obvious non-innovations and the people who work in the target field are held to be both incompetent to tell if they are infringing _and_ guilty of wilful infringement at the same time…
@JordiGH @liw Not useful because you as a non-patent-lawyer are not held to be competent to know if you are infringing. But you _are_ held to be responsible for wilful infringement (and punitive damages) if you knew the patent existed (even though legally you're held to be incompetent to evaluate said patent).
@ersatzmaus that is truly a garbage patent. They seem to be claiming to own the entire concept of sending a photo over a wireless network
@fraggle I hadn't even looked at the details - I assumed they were going after gnome/shotwell in the belief that they didn't have deep pockets and would just roll over, allowing them to threaten more people with the same.
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