Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 09:11 UTC
Legal "The man who co-founded Apple - the world's most valuable company - in the garage of Steve Jobs' parents, fears the torrent of intellectual property lawsuits being filed by companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google, HTC and Nokia could prevent future entrepreneurs from treading a path to technology fortune." Well, mr Wozniak, you are, technically, still an Apple employee. Shouldn't be too hard for you to get an audience with mr Cook.
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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 10th Apr 2012 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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They choose not to, because they can't really choose to do so.

Patents are acquired by innovation, take overs, trading them or just buying them. They are used to defend, attack the competition, prevent competition or to make money. Why would any company that has these patents and thus invested money in them to give that up?

Sure it would make a better world, but companies only look at themselves and their bank account, as do their shareholders.

I don't think it's fair to those companies to outright abolish them, but step by step certain patents can be made less relevant or taken away. There are so many examples of silly and obvious patents that sane people can't understand why these things have been patented.

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