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Joe Jackson - who after feeling cheated over a truck toilet seat patent - shot and killed three people at a law firm in Chicago.

We throw around the phrase "intellectual property" commonly, as we bitch about patents, lawsuits and other industry jargon (as we did earlier today in a post about the Wiimote). It's one of those concepts that's tough to grasp because the property itself so often digresses to an idea pissing match between monolithic corporations and lawyer speak. Then you hear about a story like this one.


Chicago Gunman Angry Over Patent [sfgate]