Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 09:35 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Legal And so, the idiocy in the mobile industry continues. Motorola has just upped the ante in this already ridiculous spider web of lawsuits by suing the pants off Apple. Eighteen patents are involved, most of which seem to be actual hardware patents, but that doesn't make some of them any less obvious (apparently, you can patent the location of your antenna). Anywho, like Nokia, Motorola claims that Apple is unwilling to license Motorola's patents, and as such, suing was the only option.
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Bad News, Good News
by fretinator on Thu 7th Oct 2010 16:26 UTC
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The Bad News:
1. Millions of dollars that could be spent on developing products is being wasted on lawsuits.

2. New companies have very little chance of entering the market (unless they are already big in some other area).

3. Ours courts are tied up with frivolous lawsuits.

4. The world is laughing at the broken U.S. patent system.

5. A system designed to foster innovation is being used to crush innovation.

The Good News:

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