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.”