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[2]: Good...
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 4th Mar 2013 04:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Good..."
UltraZelda64
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You're comparing basic right and wrong to unit of measurement preference. Just because the metric system is not the officially-recognized government standard doesn't mean you can't use it yourself. On the other hand, these patents seriously limit startup companies from succeeding. There is a big difference there.

I think there are far more important issues than measurement units; if you want to play at that game of trying to enforce better standards onto people, why not push for everyone to switch to the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard? I have (using it since early December last year), it's a hell of a lot better than the standard layout, and it's even less heard of than the metric system...

But, if you are only hinting that the U.S. government is slow as all hell at getting anything done, then I fully agree with you. I even hinted at that at the end of my previous post.

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