What the Apple-Samsung verdict means for your smartphone

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Discussion:  Apple won its nearly $1 billion dollar patent  lawsuit against Samsung–a decision that is likely to affect the entire smartphone industry.  Samsung was unable to prove that any of Apple’s patents were invalid, which means that other manufacturers, like Google, are probably going to change the way they do things to avoid a similar… Read more »

Could patent wars hinder innovation?

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Discussion:  Patents were established to protect the rights of the innovator.  With a product like software, however, building off newer and better programs is an essential part of a dynamic business model.  When  a patent is in place, the process of building new software becomes a problem because many different people may have claim to… Read more »