October 1, 2010

Strange Bedfellows: EFF, Apache Back Microsoft in Patent Dispute

Although building consensus around patent reform proposals has proved difficult, practically every major stakeholder (except patent attorneys, of course) agrees that the US patent system is broken. Patent problems occasionally generate unexpected alliances between disparate groups at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. A number of organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation, have filed an amicus brief that expresses support for Microsoft's pursuit of revised patent rules.

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