Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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lilsim89
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2009-11-30

I disagree with your argument that money/profit is the unique value unit people use to measure a product worth, a trademark, etc.

Really? You don't think people pay more for a better product or service, or less for something worse?

I didn't saw the sign saying "it's my way or the highway."

It's not that I don't mind conversing with you. It's just I want to know what you believe rather than where you disagree with me.

For instance, you feel the United States patent system doesn't work, but you don't say exactly what the problems are, or how to fix it.

I don't always agree with the patent decisions handed down, but I understand the effect the system has on the economy. It evens the playing field by making sure small companies don't get their ideas stolen by larger companies they could never compete with.

And it makes sure that large companies truly invest in innovation rather than using whatever innovations another company invested in without just compensation.

Our laws (FRAND) also makes sure that companies don't block out other companies by not allowing them to license their technology under fair and reasonable terms.

I feel the system works well, but we're watching a battle for extremely thin profit margins, with companies in do or die situations.

Apple and Samsung are doing great, but Motorola, HTC, Nokia, etc. are all fighting for a small pie. Likewise these companies have all taken turns being the big dogs once.

The effect: What sector of the economy is growing anywhere near the pace of mobile technology?

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