Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 09:36 UTC
Legal Recently, the ITC ruled in favour of Samsung, issuing an exclusion order against certain Apple products, barring them from being sold in the US. Several people have called upon president Obama to step in and overrule the decision (e.g. this guy) - however, not only would this set a very bad precedent for non-US companies, it would also simply be incredibly unfair if you actually look at the ITC ruling itself. Because of this, it is quite unlikely that Obama will step in.
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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by gilboa on Thu 1st Aug 2013 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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The thing that's broken about the patent system is that it doesn't effectively protect innovators.

No, the system is completely broken because:
(Long breath)
1. It lacks any method to truly validate patents.
2. It has zero standards on what can be considered trivial patent.
3. Patent offices are either completely incompetent or severely under-budget (usually both).
4. The system favors huge cooperation over small players.
5. There's no requirement on having a *working* implementation.
... and I can continue.

And then there's this document [1].

The discussion of patents, however is completely broken because people represent gunuine innovation as if it were trivial.

Sure, because "bounce notification" and "home button" design patents are as complex and as innovative as micro-processors and LTE wave modulation.

Just because Google copied it, doesn't make the original innovation obvious.

See above.

- Gilboa

Edited 2013-08-01 15:14 UTC

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