The U.S. judge who tossed out one of the biggest court casesin Apple Inc.’s smartphone technology battle is questioning whetherpatents should cover software or most other industries at all.
Richard Posner, a prolific jurist who sits on the 7th U.S. CircuitCourt of Appeals in Chicago, told Reuters this week that thetechnology industry’s high profits and volatility made patentlitigation attractive for companies looking to wound competitors.
Exactly right. Posner has some good observations on the U.S. political climate, too.?