Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 20:47 UTC
Legal Tell 'm like it is, HTC. "HTC is disappointed at Apple's constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market," said HTC general counsel Grace Lei in a statement, "HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights."
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RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by Alfman on Wed 13th Jul 2011 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

bnoisen,

"Sadly the mode of operation in China at least is to look at US patents as a source of what to blatantly copy, not what to respect."

Well, looking at it historically, wasn't this the original point of patents?

In exchange for granting a temporary private monopoly, the public would benefit by receiving the technical knowledge required to implement it?

Unfortunately today's software patents are useless to software developers. I'd go so far as to say the deliberate obfuscation by lawyers makes them completely worthless in terms of technical value.

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RE[4]: Comment by Jennimc
by unclefester on Thu 14th Jul 2011 04:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Exactly. Patents were originally designed to reduce trade secrets and monopolies not encourage them.

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