Mark Cuban and the EFF Declare War on Crappy Patents

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EFF creates the “Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents”
by Cory Doctorow
December 20, 2012 founder Mark Cuban and Minecraft creator Markus Persson have donated $500,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to endow the “Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents,” which will be occupied by an attorney tasked with hunting down and destroying crappy patents that have been recklessly granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office to unscrupulous “inventors” who claim to have invented things that were obvious and/or already extant; and to pay for activists to fight for substantive patent reform:

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