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Can the EU End the Apple-Samsung Patent War?

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tirlapur
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Re: Silly patents
tirlapur   11/30/2011 6:20:56 AM
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I think patents definitely have the advantage that they protect protect companies from imitation and encourage innovation and new development.

@TaimoorZ, in the same way patents also discourages other companies from using the technology and thus encouraging monopoly. I think we should reduce the patent term so that we can balance between innovation and IP protection.


tirlapur
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tirlapur   11/30/2011 6:14:39 AM
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I also believe these companies that are trying to inch into Apple's market share are also aided by the slow ecomony that is humbling consumers to accept cheaper products that they would not normally have given a choice.

@Daisy, Although I agree with your point that "slow economy is  aiding companies that are trying to compete with Apple".I would say recession has thought people to spend wisely and it really make sense to buy 200$ tablet rather than invest 500$+ on iPAD. I think Apple should reduce its products prices to stay in the competition.


pocharle
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Re: Patents
pocharle   11/28/2011 10:25:01 AM
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AMybe we shouold start an Occupy Patent Court movement to put an end to this madness...

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   11/28/2011 10:01:53 AM
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There's a difference between defending your IP and using a patent as an offensive strike at your competition. It's too bad that patents have moved so far away from their original intent.

Ms. Daisy
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Ms. Daisy   11/27/2011 10:52:57 PM
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@ Bolaji, I also believe these companies that are trying to inch into Apple's market share are also aided by the slow ecomony that is humbling consumers to accept cheaper products that they would not normally have given a choice. Affordability is therefore driving the consumers more that the reliability Apple and other big corporations are known for.

Damilare
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Damilare   11/27/2011 4:32:51 PM
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I agree with you, one would almost be sorry for apple sseing all these other companies trying to corner Apple's market but from a consumer's point of view it might be a good thing getting quality for cheaper prices. 

Apple's woe brings to mind the saying that you cannot patent an idea only its execution and a single idea can be executed in many ways....

mfbertozzi
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re: Patent & real interest of people
mfbertozzi   11/27/2011 10:12:23 AM
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I was keeping an eye on major titles from newspapers and today, once again, strongest focus is on financial crisis and how EU could make steps forward for winning this battle (crisis in economy) in which the enemy is still not clear. I am wondering what could be real interest of people in a topic so important as patent war, considering that they are trying to cut any costs in their personal life and while tech devices are needed, alternatives players from Far East are promoting in EU products very cheap and absolutely in line with current spending standard.

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bolaji.ojo   11/27/2011 8:56:18 AM
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I was in a Best Buy store over the weekend and the range of products available was amazing, most of which compete against Apple devices. I was frightened for Apple. The company is being sandwiched by a bunch of companies angling for its market share and I believe they are slowly winning over consumers.

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Anna young   11/27/2011 6:25:25 AM
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@Kunmi, you're correct in saying that patent terms should not be seen to halt innovations. I think the purpose is to protect the interest of the innovator. As we all know, the patent law as it stands is cumbersome and  subject to various legal interpretations. This is why I think urgent clarifications of the law is required. Hopefully EU might just be able to provide this.

Anna young
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Re: Market Monopoly
Anna young   11/27/2011 5:33:38 AM
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@Wale, You're right. However, Apple and Samsung failed in that area. They have opted for a court battle. I just hope EU might be able to clarify the patent law

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