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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by UltraZelda64 on Mon 4th Mar 2013 00:08 UTC
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Things like this are, unfortunately, exactly what it will take for people to start opening their eyes and make changes to the system. The more people that shun the U.S. (and I am a U.S. citizen) due to patent-related bullshit, the better. We need patent reform, and it will not happen any other way. Go Jolla... now let's watch as they release the floodgates and more companies admit that this is the reason they choose to avoid the U.S.

This could lead to good things in the future... but as slow as the U.S. is at figuring anything at all out (just look at hemp and its cousin), I won't expecting anything of real significance for many years...

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