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 BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 4th Mar 2013 17:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by sec0ndshadow"
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Yes. Focusing on Europe is quite wise as they don't have things remotely analogous to design patents




During the cold war, there was a tendency for people in the US to gloss over anything negative about their own country by simply pointing that things were worse in the USSR. One thousand people starve to death in the US in one winter? Well that's OK, as long you could you show that TEN thousand starved in the USSR during that same winter.

Today, the US fills the same role for the EU. Pervasive political corruption as the norm, systematic abuse of the patent system, and anti-trust legislation used as a thinly-veiled tax on non-EU companies? That's OK, just as long as things are worse in the US.

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