Bill Gates: A Non-Inventor Who Manipulated a Monopoly – Microsoft

Bill Gates invented – nothing. Nada. Nilch.   His entire career and accolade has been a media mania manipulation of rewritten historical accounts.

While Gates co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen, everything he has accomplished is credited as a ‘collaboration’ which implies Gates was simply a savvy brutal businessman who was able to ‘take’ the MS-DOS platform that had been originally created by Gary Kildall and launch Microsoft while giving Kildall – nothing.   At the time, intellectual property law had yet to catch up with computer software, and Kildall was told by an attorney he had no legal recourse.  So Gates sailed.

KIldall was not the only body left for dead by Gates and Microsoft.   In 1979, Tim Paterson was working for Seattle Computer Products under the ownership of Rodney Brock who was keen on developing an operating system that would work in conjunction with Microsoft BASIC naming it 86DOS. Microsoft bought a license right to use the system for $75,000.

Allegations were made that Paterson had used coding created by Kildall.   Paterson denied the accusations and found refuge by taking a job at Microsoft.

In 1985, Brock’s company began to fail and he tried to sell his business and the license rights to 86-DOS to Tandy Corporation. Microsoft sued claiming the license was nontransferable, and an out of court settlement gave Brock $925,000 vs the $60million he sought.  In 1986 Microsoft launched its IPO and history was made on the backs of genius’s who were given next to nothing.

Paterson went to work for Microsoft, and in 1986 Microsoft bought Paterson’s company and the non-royalty rights to what had been relabeled – MS-DOS.   Kildall who was the true computer era software engineer went on to develop the first computer encyclopedia, and developed a home PBX system.   His company, Digital Research, was bought by Novell which attempted to compete with Gates but found themselves unable to beat the monopolistic agenda when Gates bundled his software into every PC – Windows NT.  Novell crashed and burned – bought by The Attachmate Group in 2011.  Gates went on to lavish insurmountable wealth and Kildall died under ‘confusing’ and uncertain circumstances in 1994.

In 2004 a book was released which claimed Paterson’s system was a complete ‘unoriginal ripoff’ that was attributed to Gates as his brainchild but in essence was Kildall’s work.   Paterson sued for defamation and the judge determined that the lawsuit was unsubstantiated and that in fact the now dead Kildall was the father of the PC movement and Paterson had effectively cloned over 36 functions taken from Kildall and given them to Microsoft.

Contrary to the media parlay that Gates is a genius, a software developer, and a pharmaceutical intellectual – history shows an otherwise shrewd manipulator who gained access to intellectual property unjustifiably.   Computer engineering experts speculate that our entire PC system today would likely look completely different and be technically much more sophisticated had Kildall been the prevailing father.

Fully aware of the future consequences of intellectual property law given Gates father was an attorney, Gates instituted a Microsoft wide declaration that all property, notes, research, etc… of company personnel belonged exclusively to – Microsoft.  Employees were prohibited from patents or copyrights of any of their work during their employment and for years afterwards.

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, became ill with cancer in 1982. Gates, in all his compassion for his boyhood pal, renegotiated their split from 50-50 to 66-34 and tried to buy out his 100 million shares for $5 each.   According to Allen’s memoir, they had a massive falling out when Allen overheard Gates and Steve Ballmer who Gates had brought in to run the company, discussing ways they could dilute Allen’s stake in the company and force him out.   Allen quit.  He went on to develop a number of companies including: Apex Learning in 1997, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Allen Institute for AI, and others.   Paul Allen died of sepsis in 2018 – he was 65.

It was over a decade before software copyrights were found to be relatively useless and patents became the preferred means for securing rights.   By the mid 1990’s, somewhat coinciding with Kildall’s death, those Patent laws protected a person’s coding and end product from cloning.   Could Kildall have sued Microsoft for theft of his original system that was cloned into MS-DOS?  Could such a lawsuit upend Microsoft and give Kildall billions in damages?

Kildall died at the age of 52. Reports are oddly conflicting. He was at a bar – had been there for 2-20 minutes, unsure, when suddenly he is on the floor, the victim of a brawl seen by -0- witnesses who later gave completely different accounts including some claiming he fell down steps… He went to the hospital and was released. Two days later he was dead and although the police labeled his death a possible homicide, the furtively edited accounts preferred today state he had a heart attack. According to the coroner, John DiCarlo, an autopsy ‘failed to determine the cause of death’.

If Bill Gates were to be credited with inventing anything it would be a global monopoly that brutally squeezed out every viable competitor and rose to the top on the stolen software supplied by Paterson and created by Kildall.   That would seem, on the surface, to be a viable reason for concluding death by homicide.   But of course, if you have the resources, such a conclusion could easily be erased.

Footnote #1:      Bill Gates Sr was an attorney who has served on the boards of the Gates Foundation, United Way, Planned Parenthood, and the World Justice Project whose aim is to further the global Rule of Law.   The Rule of Law purports to rate countries by their ‘open government’ and human rights.   They are supported by Human Rights Watch, a Soros entity.    Much like the Southern Poverty Law Center also organized and funded by Soros, they ‘rate’ countries by their perceived alignment with ruling by the stratagems delineated by the Global Justice Project.   Countries scoring the highest originate first in the Swedish bloc of the EU, followed by Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, UK, Czech, Spain, France, China – and then the US.  NOTE:  the US follows – China.

In other words, Communist China scores higher than 112 countries across the globe.  

Footnote #2:   In 2004 the US tax laws were revised to allow multinational conglomerates a loophole that ultimately resulted in over $3 trillion of revenues taxed at a rate of near -0- % to remain untaxed by the US Federal Tax system.   It was called Base Erosion and Profit Shifting – BERS – and was utilized significantly by Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple, Pfizer and Amazon.   Within this schematic, an Irish tax haven was created for, among other things, the deferment of tax on ‘intellectual property’.   It became known as the Double Irish wherein an intangible asset (software Patents) can be charged as an intangible asset tax deductible status as a royalty payment.   Between 2004 and 2014, Apple shielded 111 billion Euro in profits from US tax within this shield alone.

Under President Trump, this was phased out as of 2020 completely. The amount of lost tax revenues is likely estimated in the trillions. How much this will effect Microsoft – we have seen the reaction….

And Yes – Bill Gates is on the War PATH for more than we know!

2 thoughts on “Bill Gates: A Non-Inventor Who Manipulated a Monopoly – Microsoft

  1. Gates may be no inventor but he certainly has his hands on a bunch of inventions that he funds or invests in, and this New World Order is partly his invention (a social one)

    As for BERS, while Trump did phase it out he also dropped the profit tax rate for overseas profits to 11% meaning no company will have to pay any tax since you can deduct your foreign tax obligations and hardly any country taxes less than 11%

    Effectively zero impact on tax obligations although it does mean companies can repatriate profits for stock buybacks

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