OK, I have to acknowledge that just possibly there are more than four words to be said on the eve of the war that Microsoft is (apparently) about to launch against the whole technology industry.
Greg Papadopoulos considers the question Are Software Patents Useful? at some length, ending up at what feels like a sensible end-point. What really grabbed my eye, though, was our General Counsel Mike Dillon’s Cautiously Optimistic, which starts out with specifics about who’s suing us, the kind of territory that most lawyers won’t go near in public. Mike’s piece is about legal tactics and business realities, and I like it a lot.
Oh, and by the way: Microsoft should litigate or shut up.