[volt-nuts] Keithley 2001 Multimeter Fault

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Thu Mar 4 21:02:40 UTC 2010


" in some cases illegal "

How do you figure that?



> Because of the extreme number of patents, and the broad way
> in which they are written, the probability is very high that
> any electronic device made is infringing on at least one patent.
> If companies behave as good corporate citizens, and put out
> their schematics, source code, and other documentation, they
> are essentially begging to be sued for patent infringement.
> If they keep the schematics and other documentation as a
> closely held secret, it makes it much harder, and in some cases
> illegal, to find out if they have infringed your patents.
> Innovation through litigation!
> -Chuck Harris

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