HotWingConspiracy: So uh...how do you win damages from a violation of a patent that hadn't even been issued? Or was it issued then reviewed again? I'm obviously ignorant of the inner workings of that office.
stuhayes2010: They pointed this out on NPR's Planet Money. If you were going to build a smart phone, you would need to apply or pay for nearly 200,000 patents, hence the reason all this patent lawsuit crap is never ending.
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