Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2012 15:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android fans, especially those of you who love your Samsung devices, might have something to cheer about today as it looks like Chinese phone maker GooPhone have already patented the design of the new iPhone 5 before Apple have had chance!" This is just... Wow.
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That's the thing about MAD...
by bornagainenguin on Fri 7th Sep 2012 16:25 UTC
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Especially in a standoff like the patents have been in for decades. Things only work out so long as no one breaks the stalemate and everyone works together for their common good rather than start lobbing bombs and possibly losing everything. It wasn't the best situation but to a degree it was working.

Now Apple comes along and starts tossing around patent nuclear bombs, is it any surprise then that an affected bystander would decide to launch a preemptive sneak attack?

Considering the completely different approaches taken culturally between Western and Eastern companies I'd say that this situation is only about to get worse and be a fount of unintended consequences far beyond what we've already seen here....


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