We have to give former Sun CEO Jonathan
nothing if not interesting. After all, how many Fortune 500 presidents
resign via Twitter
Schwartz now occupies his time blogging
and commenting on
the latest tech trends. His most recent post on the increasingly
nature of Apple caught our attention.
Buried towards the bottom, he
notes the danger of NPEs and the threat they
posed to Sun during his tenure. He goes on to link to a pending patent,
he defines as “an application to patent the act of trolling.”
patent needs to be seen to be believed. Essentially, if Troll A owns
this patent, and Troll B sues Legitimate Company C for infringement,
could turn around and sue Troll B for violating its trolling patent. As
Schwartz puts it, “it would give the patent holder a reciprocal claim
If that’s not strange enough, get
applicant is service provider and government contractor Halliburton.
Yes, that Halliburton.
Take a look at the patent application –
it’s good entertainment