Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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this will happen more and more
by project_2501 on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 15:21 UTC
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As many of us predicted - this will happen more and more - and things will be forced to change when the US citizens see their choice and costs becoming much further behind the rest of the world because their patent and wider legal system holds them back .. they will find that the powerful incumbents no longer provide them with best value and innovation.

It is a powerful moment when a US citizen says "hey, why I can't have one of the European things, Mr President, and why is my widget X twice the price Europeans are paying?" Mr President could only answer "because our patent and industrial legal framework is broken and no longer services its intended purpose"

Edited 2013-03-03 15:23 UTC

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