Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:49 UTC
Legal "The ITC has banned Company X from importing some models of Phone A and Tablet B because they infringe on a Company Y patent. In a cease and desist order issued today, the International Trade Commission ordered Company X to stop importing AT&T models of the Phone A, the Phone B and C, the Tablet A, and the Tablet B into the US." Commentary if you're cheering for Company X: it's entirely unfair to ban entire products just because of infringement on a single patent. The patent system sucks! Commentary if you're cheering for Company Y: Company X are a bunch of thieves who never invent anything on their own. The patent system is a great thing that protects American companies. Up next week: role reversal, regurgitation of the same 'arguments', just the other way around! Ugh.
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Apple started this
by Deviate_X on Wed 5th Jun 2013 15:53 UTC
Deviate_X
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Edited 2013-06-05 15:53 UTC

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RE: Apple started this
by TM99 on Wed 5th Jun 2013 16:09 in reply to "Apple started this"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Yes, they did.

And bluntly the reason why Obama did this executive order is because of American Exceptionalism. Apple can sue the shit out of other corporations from other countries like Samsung for such frivolous shit as rounded corners, however, the moment Samsung fights back & wins, well, we can't have that can we.

Idealistically, it would be wonderful if we could stop the patent wars. It is a pipe dream to believe that we can. It isn't going to happen. Not now, and not ever. It will remain a war until an industry or two devastates the US economy, causes a market crash, or causes a scandal. This is how it really works in business in America.

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RE: Apple started this
by haakin on Wed 5th Jun 2013 16:17 in reply to "Apple started this"
haakin Member since:
2008-12-18

According http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone_wars it was Nokia who started the smartphone wars.

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RE: Apple started this
by darknexus on Wed 5th Jun 2013 17:36 in reply to "Apple started this"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Bullshit. Patents started this, with the help of lawyers. This is what happens when any sort of government protectionism enters the picture. Apple couldn't have abused a system that wasn't so open to be abused, and neither could Nokia nor anyone else. Ditch the broken patent system, drop the corrupt legal practitioners that make it work, and we'll see an end to this mess.

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RE: Apple started this
by themwagency on Wed 5th Jun 2013 19:23 in reply to "Apple started this"
themwagency Member since:
2013-03-06

Apple may have 'started it' but when you have executive level emails between Google and Samsung execs asking that Samsung change their design because it mimics Apple's, and those go ignored, you realize that Samsung may have been asking for it.

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