Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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A few words
by vocivus on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 14:18 UTC
vocivus
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2010-03-13

Firstly, I'm not sure the the US is going to suffer too much in not having a Facebook phone.

Secondly, while this may be cause for alarm for some in the US, the companies that lobby for the current screwed-up system are probably pretty happy about it. Keeping competition out of the market was their goal to begin with.

Lastly, I don't mean to say that the US patent system is a good one, but doing business in countries with weak IP law carries its own set of risks.

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RE: A few words
by WereCatf on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 15:26 in reply to "A few words"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Firstly, I'm not sure the the US is going to suffer too much in not having a Facebook phone.


What makes it a Facebook-phone? The fact that there's built-in support for Facebook? Well, gee, I've got this Android - tablet, this Android - phone, Windows 8 - laptop, Nokia N900 and so on and so forth that all do the same thing...

Lastly, I don't mean to say that the US patent system is a good one, but doing business in countries with weak IP law carries its own set of risks.


Most of the software - stack in use is already F/OSS, so there's not really much to lose there.

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RE[2]: A few words
by nej_simon on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 19:27 in reply to "RE: A few words"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

"Firstly, I'm not sure the the US is going to suffer too much in not having a Facebook phone.


What makes it a Facebook-phone? The fact that there's built-in support for Facebook? Well, gee, I've got this Android - tablet, this Android - phone, Windows 8 - laptop, Nokia N900 and so on and so forth that all do the same thing...
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Did you read the article? He talks specifically about creating a phone for facebook. So the collaboration with facebook is what would make it a facebook-phone.

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RE: A few words
by No it isnt on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 21:29 in reply to "A few words"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

1) This isn't about a Facebook phone.

2) This isn't about making the U.S. suffer.

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RE: A few words
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Mar 2013 02:55 in reply to "A few words"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Lastly, I don't mean to say that the US patent system is a good one, but doing business in countries with weak IP law carries its own set of risks.


Except the countries we are talking about, save China, does not have weak IP laws. The fact the they are not retarded does not make them weak.

Edited 2013-03-04 02:56 UTC

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