Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 09:11 UTC
Legal "The man who co-founded Apple - the world's most valuable company - in the garage of Steve Jobs' parents, fears the torrent of intellectual property lawsuits being filed by companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google, HTC and Nokia could prevent future entrepreneurs from treading a path to technology fortune." Well, mr Wozniak, you are, technically, still an Apple employee. Shouldn't be too hard for you to get an audience with mr Cook.
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RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

If "they" don't patent every single stupid idea someone else will and will sue them. That's a situation created by the law 'n' rulez, if that changes the situation will change.

It's not realistic to think or to expect commercial companies suddenly change in to saints and give up their investments and power just to please you and their competitors. The only reason to do so you have suggested basicaly comes down to "because it's nice".

Banks have proven to be evil, did they change?

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RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510
by Alfman on Tue 10th Apr 2012 20:47 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

MOS6510,

"If they don't patent every single stupid idea someone else will and will sue them. That's a situation created by the law 'n' rulez, if that changes the situation will change."

Except that corporations inordinately take part in drafting, sponsoring and passing bad laws in the first place, you are acting like they're totally innocent players with no control over the game. Powerful corporations are both the cause and effect of notoriously pro-corporate laws in government. We will be doomed to serve corporate law under this vicious cycle until we recognize and negate their influence over our governments.


"It's not realistic to think or to expect commercial companies suddenly change in to saints and give up their investments and power just to please you and their competitors. The only reason to do so you have suggested basicaly comes down to 'because it's nice'."

The notion that corporations have no responsibility for their own behavior needs to die now. We cannot encourage good corporate behavior so long as we allow them to disassociate themselves from ethical implications of their own actions. Making excuses for corporate bullies does not move us forward and has to stop. There is no excuse for bad behavior, period. Where does this entitlement come from anyway? Shareholder profit is not a valid excuse and we should not tolerate it.

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RE[11]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 11th Apr 2012 06:09 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

i'm not defending big companies or making excuses. I want to get rid of the patent system too and I propose changing laws i.e. forcing companies to change the way they operate.

Your solution seems to call upon their morality and I don't think that will work. Certainly not with the bigger ones. It also doesn't work if not ALL companies become nice.

There are still patent troll out there and if they become nice they cease to exist, so they'll never do that. My suggestion is that they either start making products based on the patents they own or lose them.

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RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510
by Morty on Tue 10th Apr 2012 20:54 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

If "they" don't patent every single stupid idea someone else will and will sue them.


Nonsense, there has always been a simple solution for that. Simply publish every single stupid idea you get, and you have instant protection against the case of someone else patenting it and suing you.

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RE[11]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 11th Apr 2012 06:03 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

So my suggestion to be unable to patent silly 'n' obvious stuff is nonsense, but your idea to patent everything, including the kitchen sink, and then basically give it away isn't?

Doesn't this come down to the same thing (no suing over silly stuff), only my solution does away with all the administrative work?

Your solution still leaves the door open for patent trolls and companies that don't patent to give away free.

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