Internet Machines Puts PCI-E Patent Squeeze on PC Makers and Retailers



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I looked at both patents in question is it's so incredibly generic and something along the lines of "Anyone could've thought of this" that I hope they lose the case horribly. Their data flow diagram is basically: Data comes in -> Data gets stored in buffer -> Determine the address of the data -> Is the port non-transparent (non shared data or something)? -> If yes, translate address, if not forward data to port for destination.

Seriously. This is patented. This sounds like so many other data addressing schemas that I'm surprised Internet Machines doesn't have a patent on data addressing in general.



Someone should take an axe to the patent list...



Yeah, but the axe probably has a patent... *brain locks up in patent destruction paradox logic loop*

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