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Can't beat 'em? Outpatent 'em

Can't beat 'em? Outpatent 'em

Using what's fast becoming my least favorite weapon in capitalist warfare, Microsoft has managed to slow Apple's iPod growth by patenting some often-used interface technology. Funny, since Microsoft doesn't actually make an MP3 player. Microsoft says Apple is free to license the technology from it. Mad Dog Steve Jobs, start your engines.