Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[4]: Orfanum has it right
by ichi on Tue 31st Jul 2012 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Orfanum has it right"
ichi
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Agreed, but can you name a company that isn't using patents in the same way as Apple? This year-old chart seems to suggest that they're all at it!

http://flowingdata.com/2011/08/22/mobile-patent-lawsuits-2/


Google only just started counter-suing through Motorola and only to try to force those attacking Android to enter a cross-license agreement, which short of a patent reform seems to be the only way to stop the madness.

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