Sunday, September 5, 2010

The dark side of patent litigation: crummy hot tub controls

Andrew Leonard, a great writer at who normally covers politics, law, and economics, has shifted his gaze to a very serious subject this weekend -- hot tubs.

More specifically, he writes about how a newcomer on the hot tub control design scene is pushing against an alleged giant in the field, and how the latter party's water-tight control of their patent portfolio is an essential part of their dominance in the market.

An interesting reflection on how patent laws can have an effect on, well, some of our daily lives.

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