Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 19:06 UTC
Legal Oh it's on. It's on. They just messed with the wrong... Euh, companies. It seems like both Samsung and HTC are gearing up for war, and in doing so, have pretty much made a deal with what could turn out to be the devil. They've both partnered with Intellectual Ventures, a company which hoards patents only to license them to others - however, the company has no history of litigation.
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by _txf_ on Wed 24th Nov 2010 23:44 UTC
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Whilst I can see how some would like to brush this off as a patent troll the fact that the company actually designs things is quite a bit different to a company that buys up or patents vague concepts in order to try to cash in.

Personally I have no problem considering a innovative and technical design as an application of a patent (software/business method patents excluded unconditionally).

Nevertheless, it is sad that with deals like this just maintain the minefield upon which newcomers maul themselves on.

Edited 2010-11-24 23:48 UTC

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