Demaestro - 3:19 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
it's an actual invention
Do you know if they actually developed it though? I honestly don't know if they did or not.
For me that is the heart of the case.
Imagine if someone patented "a portable medical device capable of kick-starting a heart" then never developed it. Then when someone else builds a heart defibrillator they get sued and the defibrillator is forced out of the market.
Advancements benefit society. I am not against patents, but it should be like anything else. If you don't use it, you lose it. You shouldn't be allowed to sit back and wait while someone else does all the hard work of actually building a product only to have you swoop in and claim infringement.