Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 21:40 UTC
Legal "The International Trade Commission voted yesterday to investigate Apple for patent infringement allegations launched by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility. As expected, Motorola is asking for import bans on just about every iOS device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. What might be surprising is that Motorola is also asking for a ban on every type of Mac OS X computer, claiming Apple's iMessage technology infringes a Motorola patent." Let's hope all those products get banned. And that all Motorola phones get banned. Let's hope everything gets banned from the US. And yes, I changed Motorola into Google for the headline.
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As ridiculous as it sounds, I believe this would be a godsend for the industry in the long run. Imagine if one day most of the high-tech devices were banned in the US. Suddenly people wouldn't be able to buy their precious iPhones and and tablets, while the rest of the world easily could. Maybe then ordinary people would _finally_ start questioning the idiotic patent system and maybe something good would come out of it.

Too bad it will never happen.

Edited 2012-09-20 10:22 UTC

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