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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by bentoo on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 20:23 UTC
bentoo
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2012-09-21

We don't stand a chance in the US so we'll claim the broken patent system is the reason and not even try. ;)

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RE: Translation
by NuxRo on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 22:13 in reply to "Translation"
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2010-09-25

We don't stand a chance in the US so we'll claim the broken patent system is the reason and not even try. ;)


They do not stand a chance indeed!

Look at the players there (and everywhere) - do you see any with less than several billions in profit and with a huge patent portfolio?
Do you honestly feel a tiny Finnish company could stand any chance?

Do you think Steve Jobs and Apple would have succeeded - at all or as much as they had - in the current patent climate in USA? Or anyone else for that matter?

If any of your answers to the questions above is "yes", kindly pass whatever you're smoking.

All the patent system in the USA does now is to maintain the big names on top, whether they're technology, pharma or who knows what.

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RE[2]: Translation
by bentoo on Tue 5th Mar 2013 02:11 in reply to "RE: Translation"
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2012-09-21

If any of your answers to the questions above is "yes", kindly pass whatever you're smoking.


Then how do small start-ups like Google, Ouya, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. succeed without having pre-existing patent portfolios?

Conversely why are companies with said "multi-billion dollar" patent portfolios (HP, etc.) failing at the same time?

While I agree that the patent system is broken it doesn't keep people from trying (and succeeding in some cases). In this case it's just an excuse. Puff. ;)

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