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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RE: A few words
by WereCatf on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 15:26 UTC in reply to "A few words"
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Firstly, I'm not sure the the US is going to suffer too much in not having a Facebook phone.

What makes it a Facebook-phone? The fact that there's built-in support for Facebook? Well, gee, I've got this Android - tablet, this Android - phone, Windows 8 - laptop, Nokia N900 and so on and so forth that all do the same thing...

Lastly, I don't mean to say that the US patent system is a good one, but doing business in countries with weak IP law carries its own set of risks.

Most of the software - stack in use is already F/OSS, so there's not really much to lose there.

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