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Should we be worried about patent trolls?

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On 19 May 2016 10:21 am, "Valdis Krebs" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Skimming this granted patent I see a lot of “prior art” from work I have
> seen in SNA papers, presentations, in my work, and that of other social
> network analysts.  Of course, none of the patent’s references are to any
> scholarly/serious work in this area. The screenshots look like many network
> data gathering forms I have seen others use.  Reading the “Background of
> the Invention” sounds like it was true in the mid-1980s, but NOT today!
> Seems like they read an early edition of Rogers’ “Diffusion of Innovations”
> and then froze in time.
>
> Link to the full patent is here:  http://1.usa.gov/1W4h3ji
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