Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 22:28 UTC
Apple "So Apple got yet another patent granted today, and now there's yet another media firestorm over whether it means Cupertino will be able to sue every other phone manufacturer out of business, or at least out of the business of making multitouch devices. And, as usual, most of the hysteria is based on a fundamental misinterpretation of what the patent claims actually say, and what behaviors they actually cover in iOS. I don't know why we keep repeating this sad cycle, but I do know that it’s always, always better for us to read the claims and try to figure them out for ourselves - and in this case,they're actually pretty narrow."
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RE: US patents
by ricegf on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 11:23 UTC in reply to "US patents"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

In general, yes.

As I understand it, if a corporation does business in the US, then they'll end up paying royalties on all allegedly infringing products regardless of the destination country. So, for example, Android phone manufacturers pay $5 per phone to Microsoft even for phones sold in Asia.

"Nice phone you got there, be a real shame if something happened to it. Real shame."

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