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Mr. Roques
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Re: They should settle this with
Mr. Roques   5/30/2012 9:09:27 PM
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It doesnt make any sense to me either. But how can you change that? What about the old patents, could you change them?

Ariella
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Re: They should settle this with
Ariella   3/2/2012 11:07:41 AM
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@Bolaji, quite so: it's not a level playing (or should I say battle?) field.

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: They should settle this with
Bolaji Ojo   2/29/2012 8:43:10 PM
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Rich, You know that "might makes right" is a key strategy for survival in any sphere but more especially in business and in high-tech. Apple is able to initiate a patent fight because it has the financial muscle and can take the blows. It is likely the company knows all the combatants are not similarly endowed.

Anna young
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Re: They should settle this with
Anna young   2/29/2012 7:37:44 PM
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I saw some of the patents under dispute and I wonder like you why governments allow companies to get away with the "vague" ideas you mentioned. One company got a patent for a "swipe." That to me is ridiculous.

Mr. Roques
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Re: They should settle this with
Mr. Roques   2/24/2012 4:32:31 PM
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Maybe I don't know enough about it but patents are too broad and to describe something, you just need a vague explanation that in a couple of years could be anything (withough who ever actually made the product, looking at the patent).

How can we protect real products? not just vague ideas.

Wale Bakare
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Re: They should settle this with
Wale Bakare   2/23/2012 12:08:16 PM
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Yeah Rich, that sounds good. Area where i reside in UK, local council has workshops running on weekly basis solely designed & targeted for potential enterpreneurs and SMEs.  These inlcude legal assistance on IP protection, taxation and patents etc.

 

Wale Bakare
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Re: They should settle this with
Wale Bakare   2/23/2012 10:15:58 AM
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Arm wrestling? i voted option 1 anyway but after deep thought and critically looked at the industry - industrial arbitration panel seem another option worthy of consideration. 

Anna young
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Re: Patent War
Anna young   2/14/2012 1:03:19 PM
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I agree Susan. A quicker and efficient method of arbitration is required to hasten the patent war cases.

Susan Fourtané
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Re: Settle one-on-one
Susan Fourtané   2/14/2012 7:11:21 AM
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Wale, 

Yes, option 2 is probably the ideal of how things should be. I know, unfortunately the ideal doesn't necessary corresponds to the real. In any case, I like to have my ideals present as a reminder of how things could work better. When we forget about the ideals the world starts to set for less and less. 

I don't believe court decision is the perfect option. It is what we have and it is what we are used to. That's all. Also, it's always better to let others decide for what we are not able to do by ourselves. A court decision is an easy way out. These companies don't care about the money they will spend in lawyers, etc, in the following years. So no problem there. The case can sit for ages until it is almost forgotten. 

-Susan 

Susan Fourtané
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Re: Patent War
Susan Fourtané   2/14/2012 6:40:17 AM
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Anna, 

I had to choose for one, but industry-wide arbitration could work, too. No one remembers what the case was about when the court finally decides for something after years and years. Patent cases need more immediate action.

-Susan 

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