19. September, 2011
Happy suing everywhere.
My only comment: This litigation is going to cost millions of dollars. Many millions. I’m thinking hundreds.
Of course, both companies are rich, so they can afford it.
Sadly, that was once our money, your and mine. So in a way, they are wasting perfectly fine money. Money which could have been invested in, say, R&D, making better products, sell their products cheaper, world peace.
You could argue that any fines aren’t wasted. But I wonder: If Samsung has to pay, say, $100 million in fines to Apple (I actually wrote Sony here – no idea why), how much of that money actually goes to attorneys?
And what about customers who are no longer allowed to buy certain products while the lawsuit lasts?
I imagine this: We all built a sandbox for all of us to play in. We spent time and effort and passion. And now, the bullies are taking over the place, driving us out. For perfectly legal reasons of course. No doubt. Not a one.
Does that make you feel better?
11. January, 2011
Just before the end of last year, a gaping hole has been closed in the struggle to turn the world in a lawyer’s playground: IBM has filed a patent that patents filing patents.
Whenever you apply for a new patent, you’ll have to pay royalties to IBM! It’s like the invention of the self-printing money! Well done! 🙂