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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RE: That's the thing about MAD...
by bfr99 on Fri 7th Sep 2012 17:42 UTC in reply to "That's the thing about MAD..."
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[q]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.

Companies working together for their common good is a nice definition of a trust, illegal under US law. Adam Smith pointed this out long ago.

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