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From Veschi’s perspective, Rockstar is simply seeking the revenue that Nortel had coming to it for its pioneering work in telecommunications. Not surprisingly, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has long fought against such patent suits, sees things differently. “The marketplace is where this entire fight should be taking place,” says Julie Samuels, senior staff attorney with the EFF. “Nortel made its money off its products. Now people are trying to squeeze water form the rock that was Nortel. In any rational economic system there would be no there there, but because of our messed-up patent system, they’re able to do that.”

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