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Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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3/7/2014 | 10:39:18 AM
Re: Who wins?
That's a great point, but unfortunately oftentimes it's just too lucrative. A lot of these giant businessees with huge patent collections can make a large portion of their yearly income just suing people over similar-ish products. 

Still not sure what either hopes to gain in this case, it's clearly neverending. If anything it's more of an indictment of the current patent legislation, which allows patents for things like curved corners to be accepted. 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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3/6/2014 | 4:51:25 PM
Re: Who wins?
So essentially it's a giant waste of money-slash-corporate welfare for legal staffs. Nice.
Thomas Claburn
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3/6/2014 | 4:47:14 PM
Re: Who wins?
The way in which large companies can drag judgements like this out for years renders such cases meaningless. By the time this is settled, the state of the art will be something else.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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3/6/2014 | 4:39:51 PM
Who wins?
Answer: Lawyers. All these costs end up passed along to customers and/or carved out of R&D or dividends. If either company cared about customers, employees and stockholders they'd get to mediation and work it out.


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