Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:20 UTC
Legal This is probably not entirely surprising. The European Commission has announced that it is investigating both Apple and Samsung because they may have breached antitrust rules with regard to patents used as standard in the mobile phone industry - otherwise known as FRAND patents. While the EC states it's investigating both Samsung and Apple, it's likely the investigation focusses on Samsung.
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RE: Comment by Tony Swash
by Fergy on Sat 5th Nov 2011 06:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by Tony Swash"
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It is surely essential for innovation that being innovative brings something other than fleeting advantage, something more than a momentary advantage that only lasts until your competitors can copy anything you have created or invented. Being innovative is difficult, costly and demanding. Innovation will only happen if it leads to some advantage.

Ipod and Iphone weren't popular because of innovation. They were popular because of the complete package. And that is how most products compete with each other.
Having a big touchscreen instead of buttons isn't innovative by the way it is completely obvious.

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