Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2012 09:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, the new HTC phones are facing delays in the US, and they now ship with a slightly modified US-specific Android build which removes data tapping and sports an altered app associations screen to avoid Apple's patents. This is step one. Step two is companies avoiding the litigious and anti-consumer messes that are the US and German markets altogether. Clearly, IP laws are working to the benefit of the consumer and the market as a whole. Great work guys.
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Patents, booo
by bowkota on Fri 18th May 2012 07:38 UTC
bowkota
Member since:
2011-10-12

Many of us would like to see patents go.

Unfortunately the probability of this happening is very low as it is a very complex matter.

The complexity of the whole system though doesn't guarantee that a world without patents will be inherently better.

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RE: Patents, booo
by zima on Sun 20th May 2012 21:27 in reply to "Patents, booo"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There's probably just too much mana on all sides now, to get rid of them ...I suspect that, for example, Google wouldn't really push for abolishment - now that they spent billions on Motorola essentially only for patents.

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