“Frequent public speaker and Apple co-creator Steve Wozniak in a speech at the Embedded System Conference openly chastised former Microsoft pioneer Paul Allen for his anti-Internet patent lawsuits,” Electronista reports.
“Allen’s Interval Licensing case was frankly described as ‘that patent troll thing’ and something Wozniak wanted to discourage,” Electronista reports. “Patents themselves were ‘not worth that much,’ he said, and Allen was simply hoping to profit from destructive lawsuits rather than be creative and produce something meaningful. ‘Paul Allen should be out there investing in companies that are doing something, making products, actually making a new future for the world,’ Wozniak said in the Register account of events. ‘Not ‘I’m… going to sue people, and get in bed with the lawyers to make my money.’ That’s not the right way.'”
Electronista reports, “He also implied that Interval only developed what technology it had because of Allen’s billionaire financing and could only try for patents, not develop a real product.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As always, gotta love Woz!
But, Woz, better be careful, or Paul’s likely to sue you. He’s like that, you know.
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