quote: I would put that as Novell. They sued various companies over UNIX IP that it turned out that Novell didn't invent AND didn't even own! Other companies invented the IP in question in the suit. Other companies owned the IP in question in the suit.
quote: I think Apple has innovated plenty
quote: But I do think they did help prod the mobile industry along a lot faster than the rate it was progressing at the time.
quote: I agree but THAT is not innovation
quote: I can't be bothered to respond to the specifics of your flatulent petulance...
quote: I see the aspergic tag team are back :)
quote: I repeat - IP and patent related legal action in the tech industries are utterly trivial and will have almost no impact on the evolution of the tech industry.
quote: They deserved that protection because they did all the R&D (or licensing as needed) as part of a complete system. They had to create everything from the mobile units like 2 way radios, the first car phones, the transmission tower tech, amps, repeaters, base station equipment and related peripherals along with any special diagnostic equipment.
quote: IMO, they got lucky with the iphone.
quote: Where did you get the $83 billion figure from?
quote: Here is a challenge: list some reasonable significant pieces of tech innovation that has been blocked from spreading around the mobile device commercial ecosystem by legal action?
quote: Obviously IP legal action has led to various license fees being paid by various companies but they hardly matter except to the utterly incompetent non-Samsung Android OEMs and their problems are the result of being so incompetent that they are somehow failing to make a profit in the booming device markets. Any problems they have paying license fees are the result of commercial incompetence and not the inherent nature or weight of IP law.
quote: "...some large company will patent some obvious thing [and use the patent to] take as much of our profits as they want.”