Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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Are companies stupid?
by reduz on Sat 30th Jun 2012 21:51 UTC
reduz
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2006-02-25

How much more expensive can it be for Samsung, Google, Asus, Motorola ETC to simply ship the devices empty to the US and then install the OS once on US ground? That for sure would be much cheaper than paying Apple or Microsoft whathever they demand, since those claims are usually only enforceable on the US.

In the rest of the world, (and specially in South America or Asia), only Android exists, and iOS- or WP based devices are almost non-existant, as well as software patents.

Edited 2012-06-30 21:54 UTC

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