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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this will happen more and more
by project_2501 on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 15:21 UTC
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As many of us predicted - this will happen more and more - and things will be forced to change when the US citizens see their choice and costs becoming much further behind the rest of the world because their patent and wider legal system holds them back .. they will find that the powerful incumbents no longer provide them with best value and innovation.

It is a powerful moment when a US citizen says "hey, why I can't have one of the European things, Mr President, and why is my widget X twice the price Europeans are paying?" Mr President could only answer "because our patent and industrial legal framework is broken and no longer services its intended purpose"

Edited 2013-03-03 15:23 UTC

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bhtooefr Member since:

Keep in mind that the corporate powers that be own the mainstream media in the US. (Literally, even, above the table.)

And that that several US ISPs (most of which have connections to the content industry) have implemented six strikes on their own, and have monopolies on anything faster than dialup in many markets.

And, we already get propaganda through the mainstream media about how things in Europe are far, far worse than here. (Primarily about healthcare, but still...)

I wouldn't be surprised if our corporate masters won't ALLOW us to know that things are better in Europe with cell phones, just like they don't allow us to know that about healthcare (and punish the ones that do know it).

Basically, rabid corporatism is indistinguishable from Soviet-style communism, as far as the propaganda goes, and it may even be WORSE than Soviet-style communism as far as quality of life goes (because the Soviet system at least had to pretend to be fair, the corporatist system can say, "screw you, I've got mine").

So, don't expect improvement to come from within.

Edited 2013-03-03 16:14 UTC

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brostenen Member since:

Healthcare is better in us, that's for shure.
If anyone get sick in denmark, or get their finger cut off in an accident. Then we just call the ambulance.
No one get's to pay anything for the finger to get sewn back on, as we allready have payed through taxes.
No one need to buy health insurance, as the state takes care of that for us. We just pay more tax, that's the difference.
There is no road tax, except when we cross the biggest bridge. We do not pay to borrow books at the library.
If we have no job, we can get money from the state, indefinetely. We just have to show that we have applied for two jobs every week.

So yes.... Things are fare more better in Usa. That's for shure. My benefits in denmark makes me so much want to live in another country.

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Alfman Member since:

project 2501,

"Mr President could only answer 'because our patent and industrial legal framework is broken and no longer services its intended purpose' "

This is what the whitehouse has already said on the matter:

In any case it would be up to congress and not the president.

Edited 2013-03-03 16:18 UTC

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