Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2012 15:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android fans, especially those of you who love your Samsung devices, might have something to cheer about today as it looks like Chinese phone maker GooPhone have already patented the design of the new iPhone 5 before Apple have had chance!" This is just... Wow.
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RE[2]: Bring it on!
by NiteRain on Fri 7th Sep 2012 21:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Bring it on!"
NiteRain
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2009-07-24

Well in some cases a patent tyrant is fitting. What would you call Steve Jobs who goes to a R&D company and sees what they are working on, and sees the future of graphical interfaces, and the mouse, and then run over and make his own graphical interface right after. And patent most of the basic concepts? What would you call that person?

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RE[3]: Bring it on!
by darknexus on Sat 8th Sep 2012 19:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Bring it on!"
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2008-07-15

What would you call Steve Jobs who goes to a R&D company and sees what they are working on, and sees the future of graphical interfaces, and the mouse, and then run over and make his own graphical interface right after. And patent most of the basic concepts? What would you call that person?

A gambler. That could have just as easily backfired on him if GUIs didn't end up being the future in the way he believed they would. He was a risk taker and won more often than he lost, and now his company has become arrogant because of their success. I hope a few market failures prick that over-inflated corporate had before Apple becomes a patent troll. They aren't at the moment, but it wouldn't be difficult to slide into it.

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