Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 05:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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RIM and Microsoft have seemed to be able to create products that don't imitate Apple products. This is innovation, this is what customers give a real and clear choice.

What hinders innovation are the huge number of silly patents, like attaching a picture to an email(!?). Even if you made a totally different product you can still get hit when that product can attach a picture to an email.

A patent like this isn't an invention, an innovation or even "it's obvious with hindsight, but you never would have thought about it yourself".

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