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Google Seeks Hefty Royalties From Apple & Other Foes

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pocharle
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Re: Patent war
pocharle   2/17/2012 1:36:29 AM
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It's a nice position to be in IF you are the one to profit from it. It is amazing how the law is used to stunt innovation and genuine collaboration.

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saranyatil   2/14/2012 1:11:00 AM
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I am just thinking if its going to incur loss to Google or make money to Google.

_hm
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_hm   2/13/2012 8:59:00 PM
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On TV news I listened about this. But, I do not have much details.

 

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Money changing hands
FLYINGSCOT   2/13/2012 1:02:08 PM
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I often read about litigation between companies.  I also see large awards being made.  However I wonder if ever money changes hands or are countersuits simply raised or patents bartered instead.

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Re: How will this help the economy
tech4people   2/13/2012 12:28:30 PM
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Bolaji,

How do you suggest we solve this impasse?

Patent Trolls are a big-big problem for sure.

In most companies today,innovation is becoming a side-show to litigation.

This has to change and change very quickly now.

Ashish.

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Re: How will this help the economy
Bolaji Ojo   2/13/2012 11:07:17 AM
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Ashish, Certainly, Qualcomm played a role in fueling the "royalty-rush" but it is not alone. ARM's business is all about the patents; it sells no products directly itself. What's happening is that some companies that previously saw their patents as the defensive weapon to deploy in support of their products are now beginning to see the value in simply letting companies license the patents.

Patents trolls too are in the market, buying up patents and then seeking payments for alleged violations.

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Re: How will this help the economy
Wale Bakare   2/13/2012 10:05:02 AM
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Wealth of assets those companies have comprise IPs, part of business portfolios which i think, have help transformed them to giant technology icons in the world today. Nevertheless, both originated ideas and acquired ones must be protected well enough so as to keep them in business.

 

 

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Re: How will this help the economy
tech4people   2/13/2012 9:45:54 AM
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Bolaji,

Your forgetting the company that started this patents for Royalty culture in the first place-Qualcomm.

Its interesting that current discussions don't mention the role Qualcomm played in drafting most Patent laws (& the thoughtprocess on royalties from them)initially.

Ashish.

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Bolaji Ojo   2/13/2012 8:04:19 AM
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_hm, The US patent law was constantly being reviewed by Congress. It was passed by the Senate in September.

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Re: How will this help the economy
Bolaji Ojo   2/13/2012 8:00:02 AM
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Patents represent a new source of revenue for high-tech companies. Most of these companies have previously hoarded the patents as competitive weapon. Now they are using them as if they were products. (See: Alcatel-Lucent Joins Ericsson, Kodak to Chase Cash From Patents.)

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