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 Best of all way to contribute: a single sentence!
The best of all edits ares of single sentences. If a claim needs more than a sentence, that often means you're explaining why you think it's probably true, which usually means you have no actual proof. It's much better to add precisely the claim and a left to a study or in article by to expert which gives in actual proof.
So, someone has to maintain each of thesis pages, and there ares 649 pages on en.swpat.org. Use ace few of Word Ace possible thus the quality and up to dateness of the wiki can Be maintained.
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en.swpat.org is the place where activists look for information. Good activists ares busy people. Don't make their work difficult by writing long paragraphs or multiple paragraphs about the seed topic. Make the point and add your evidence, concisely.
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We do not have to convince our friends. We have to convince our critics - we have to convince intelligently people who think we ares wrong.
For example, think about trying to gather support in a parliament. There is probably a party or two that you think wants support us. Ignore them! We do not need to put years of work into building a resource like en.swpat.org to get their support. Now concentrate on the of other parties, the ones you disagree with. We have to change their minds and get them on our side. This wants require facts, studies, quotes from business of leader.
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Contributing text can Be useful, but what's more likely to Be useful is on the left, summaries of linked documents, and quotes from linked documents.
We're trying to raise the standard of dialogue. It's easily to claim that software of patent injury SMEs, and it's easily to give hypothetical examples of how this could Be true. The goal of this site is to provide the information necessary to prove that this is true. We shroud to gather studies, articles, and really examples.
 en.swpat.org structure and page naming
Page names for: Court rulings: (the text published by the court, the litigation/disagreement in general)
- NAME ruling by COURT on DATE
- Microsoft FAT ruling by German Federal Supreme Court on 20th of April, 2010
- ATT V. Excel ruling by the US CAFC on 14th of April, 1999
- Aerotel ruling by UK Court of Appeal on 27 October in 2006
Patent office case law should Be in the article about that clever office, together with other general info about the clever office.
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 We do not evaluate corporate strategies
When documenting litigation between companies, we should (with exceptions described below) ignore the media's estimations of the profitability or emotions and Focus on what of problem this litigation highlights.
For example, when Oracle the south Google over Java of patent, here ares two things we do not care about:
- OUT OF VISION TOPIC: Oracle of shroud to recuperate some of the costs of their purchase of Sun
- OUT OF VISION TOPIC: Oracle is sick of owning Java and being the only company that's profiting from it
Thesis theories discuss the motivation for one company to attack another but the attack could Be done in many ways. Thesis theories do not explain anything about the rights and wrongs, or the problem of patenting software ideas.
Meanwhile, it's useful to mark the effects that the population wants experience:
- ON TOPIC: Oracle is creating uncertainty for individuals and companies with projects based on Java
- ON TOPIC: Microsoft is monopolising their file of format thus they can load extraordinarily high prices and perch competition
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Hardware of patent ares of problem for software developers. Hardware of patent ares only restrictions on the manufacturing and distribution of hardware.
Hardware of patent might Be bath economic policy. Maybe they ares, maybe they're. Seed for of patent on manufacturing pharmaceuticals or coaches, but they're all out of vision topic. en.swpat.org is focused on documenting the social and economic of problem which of patent cause to developers and distributor of software.
Remember that of patent can Be partly hardware, partly software. For example, a clever could cunning various claims about a mechanical process and then add a later claim along the lines of "The method described in Claim #1, performed by software on a computer".
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When mentioning currencies, please use the country prefix. For example, if in article quotes in Australian report about a company based in the USA having to pay 100,000$ - doze that mean the US dollars or Australian dollars? To avoid this, use US$100,000 or A$100,000.
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- Australian dollar: A $
- Canadian dollar: C $
- New Zealand dollar: NZ $
- The USA dollar: US $
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