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(The New York Times)   Apple and Google now spend more on buying and defending patents than R&D   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Google, Posner, plain, Nuance Communications  
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2012-10-08 01:12:36 PM  
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A is the expected revenue from suits, as projected by lawyers.
B is the expected revenue from features, as projected by marketers.
C is the expected revenue from exclusive apps/devices, as projected by engineering departments.

A, plus B, plus C, equals X. If X is less than the amount of expected revenue from defending the perceived patent in court, we don't develop that technology.
2012-10-08 02:58:09 PM  
1 vote:

clkeagle: I can't imagine why innovation is suffering, or point to a better indicator of our failing education system. We really are turning into a nation of B-Ark crew members.

/obscure? I hope not.

It's obscure in the same way that Princess Bride quotes are obscure.
2012-10-08 01:42:28 PM  
1 vote:
Too bad our legislature is too politically paralyzed to do anything about it.
2012-10-08 12:34:35 PM  
1 vote:
Self-sustaining circle of patent trolls
2012-10-08 12:00:01 PM  
1 vote:
with patents you are paying teams of lawyers. with R&D you are paying science/programmer guys(and gals!)

who do you think costs more?
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