Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Mar 2010 21:46 UTC, submitted by darwinOS
Legal "At first glance, it looks as if we're in the middle of a patent lawsuit Super Bowl party. Nearly every large mobile phone player - with the exception of Microsoft, Palm and, so far, Google - has recently been involved in some sort of patent litigation regarding mobile technologies."
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Not all of them are patent related
by ariarinen on Fri 5th Mar 2010 13:51 UTC
ariarinen
Member since:
2009-02-07

Not all of them are patent related, like most of Nokias lawsuits are about price fixing around LCD displays, just Qualcomm (settled) and Apple where IP related.

And for Kodak the picture is wrong they sued both Apple and RIM but there is just one arrow.

And why did they leave out interdigital?

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Bound to happen
by Drunkula on Fri 5th Mar 2010 14:04 UTC
Drunkula
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2009-09-03

It IS the "Wild West" out there. Everybody trying to stake a claim while they can. :-(

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Little Brats
by _QJ_ on Fri 5th Mar 2010 16:09 UTC
_QJ_
Member since:
2009-03-12

<deep sigh>Jesus cries</deep sigh>...

Instead of spending much efforts in standardisations, data exchange standards, and so on...

They are playing like little brats in a schoolyard.

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RE: Little Brats
by ariarinen on Sat 6th Mar 2010 12:33 UTC in reply to "Little Brats"
ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

Jesus cries...

Instead of spending much efforts in standardisations, data exchange standards, and so on...

They are playing like little brats in a schoolyard.

Well most of the established players works hard on standardizations like the micro-USB charger is one example of the improvement, and all key players back one 4G standard (LTE Advance).

IP lawsuits are practiced when talks about licensing technology breakdown.

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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 5th Mar 2010 20:31 UTC
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

I found this link on http://digg.com/software/Software_patents_should_only_be_valid_for_... .

http://daringfireball.net/2010/03/this_apple_htc_patent_thing

I thought it was an interesting read.

Edited 2010-03-05 20:33 UTC

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