Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2012 09:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, the new HTC phones are facing delays in the US, and they now ship with a slightly modified US-specific Android build which removes data tapping and sports an altered app associations screen to avoid Apple's patents. This is step one. Step two is companies avoiding the litigious and anti-consumer messes that are the US and German markets altogether. Clearly, IP laws are working to the benefit of the consumer and the market as a whole. Great work guys.
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Alternative to protectionism
by timosa on Fri 18th May 2012 06:57 UTC
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This case shows so well, what kind of impact the US patent system has. Because of it, foreign companies have to pay for getting to the US markets, make their products less attractive or just keep away from there. Who knows, if this semi-protectionist impact is the only reason, why the government doesn't wan't to reform the system.

Edited 2012-05-18 06:58 UTC

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