It gets worse.  The judge in the case, in addition to enjoying torturing Microsoft with an injunction, ordered Microsoft to pay i4i over $290 million in damages.  At this point I paused and pondered why a Canadian company was suing Microsoft in East Texas.  Maybe it’s warmer there.  I certainly know the beer isn’t better.  I could keep going, but I’m running out of sarcasm (has someone patented that yet?)

Brad Feld- A Patent Ban on Microsoft Word and a Haiku

Brad has a huge issue with our current patent system and he’s right.