Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why The Tech Patent Wars Exist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Seems to me that the process is broken.

via Android Phone Fans by Rob Jackson on 3/23/11

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I’ve really had enough with this whole tech patent hoopla. It seems that since computers were invented, tech companies throw billions of dollars at lawyers whose job is to file for every patent humanly possible and remotely achievable, understanding the Patent & Trademark Office must be run by geezers who think everything that crosses their desk is groundbreaking world wide intertubes glory.

After seeing this patent application filed by Google in 2000 I’m convinced that every major tech company has an entire business division dedicated to the following strategy:

This is based DIRECTLY from the application filed by Google that attempts to patent “Systems and methods for enticing users to access a web site“:

Click this… uhoh would that be patent infringement?

I propose someone submit a patent for submitting stupid patent requests. The above infographic could be submitted as the “invention”. Then, anyone who submits a dumb patent would be sued for infringing upon my genius patent, thereby preventing others from filing dumb patents because it wouldn’t be as lucrative unless they actually had an original/innovative/patentable idea.

Sorry… all these patent lawsuits on flimsy or baseless patents are extremely annoying. Am I alone?

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

LG Optimus 2X reportedly headed for T-Mobile USA

via Know Your Cell on 3/4/11

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Leaked marketing material suggests LG's dual-core monster will launch on T-Mo in the near future

Have T-Mobile and interested in dual-core? Well, TmoNews has just confirmed that the LG Optimus 2X, a dual-core beast, will be launching on T-Mobile USA as the G2X. Rumors had been swirling for quite some time that this device was coming to the big magenta, but now we finally have some sort of confirmation by image.

Other than the leaked marketing material, we have no addiional information, but TmoNews has said this leak originated from one of their "most trusted sources" and that is good enough for me.

We will definitely be keeping our ear to the ground, so if more information surfaces, you guys will be the first to know!


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