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4/22/2014 | 4:01:35 PM
Litigations is good for consumers
On the one hand, the seemingly neverending parade of IP suits waged by tech heavy hitters such as Apple & Samsung has underscored just how broken the US patent system is, but on the other, these suits will yield positive results for consumers in that the final opinions rendered will incrementally bring down costs since no one entity will have a chokehold on common technologies.
Charlie Babcock
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4/22/2014 | 6:13:18 PM
Apple versus Samsung again; Fewer patents should be issued
Samsung is using its own patents to fend off an aggressive attacker. Apple believes patents should protect the company that first produces a successful productization of a technology, even if it's not the inventor of it. The legal system is beginning to agree more and more with that point of view. I wish the inventors got more of a return, not the successful implementers. But for that to happen, there'd have to be more rigorous standards for granting patents in the first place and a much more thorough exploration of prior art when there's a dispute. The weaknesses of the system are being used by the most successful company to attack competitors.
Thomas Claburn
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4/22/2014 | 7:43:53 PM
Re: Apple versus Samsung again; Fewer patents should be issued
I have doubts that the jury system can adequately assess patents, given their complexity. And the idea that software can be patented is just wrong. It's akin to allowing people to patent instructions like, "Place bread on plate and apply butter."


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