Linked by nej_simon on Sat 11th Aug 2012 12:10 UTC
Legal "[...] tonight Apple entered into evidence in its trial with Samsung a document showing that it offered the South Korean company a licensing deal on some of its key technologies. Specifically, Apple offered to license the portfolio of patents if Samsung would pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet." $30-40 per device is a lot of money for some trivial features (rounded corners, slide-to-unlock etc). No wonder Samsung declined.
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In the game of extortion.
by dulac on Sat 11th Aug 2012 13:52 UTC
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Forget justice... fairness, whatever.

The name of the game is an opposite, as everything is reversed. Patents (what they had become) are an excuse.

After all, patents were created to protect inventors.
Not now, as now it is the opposite where brands seem to own inventors, when they are...

Brands do not invent anything... but patent that nothing and steel an inventor that happens to work with them (they own him 24 hours a day? Or his life since he was born?).

If extortion was not the name of the game...
... madness would. A global one!

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