Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[2]: Orfanum has it right
by ichi on Tue 31st Jul 2012 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Orfanum has it right"
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It would be irresponsible (from the point of view Apple's shareholders, for example) for any company not to apply for patents to protect things it believes it has invented. The problem is the patent system.

I'd say believing you invented something you didn't could also be considered a problem, more so when your concept of "protecting things you believe you have invented" turns out to be attacking competitors and trying to get their products banned.

The patent system is obviosly flawed, but just because a system is flawed doesn't make it's abusers any less of scumbags.

Edited 2012-07-31 11:38 UTC

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