Google to Open-Source Nortel Patents?

I love the idea that Google is the stalking horse for the Nortel patent portfolio.  I hope what it means is that Google will release some of those patents into the public domain to drive innovation, instead of seeing them sold off to a patent troll and used to tax entrepreneurs.

Until patent reform comes around, I can only hope that Google (and perhaps others) do the right thing and ensure that some of the thin patents out there get released and are used to encourage innovation.

Nothing can kill a good idea faster than a gaggle of  Philadelphia lawyers sicced on you by a troll.


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