The initial intent behind the patent system was to create a repository of knowledge that was publicly available. In exchange for sharing an idea through the patent system, a grantee was given exclusive economic rights to work employing the patent for a set amount of time. Somewhere along the way something went awry.
The goal isn’t to make an iPhone killer or iPad killer anymore, rather it is to make an Android killer. Apple and Microsoft are the one’s playing catch-up now.
Samsung might focus its efforts on a proprietary operating system to move away from Android — a bad idea on Samsung’s part
Apple going on the defensive? It’s difficult to say. And with Microsoft upping the ante this fall with Windows 8, things are likely only to get nastier….
I’m scratching my head, asking, “to what ‘harm’ are you referring, Mr. Judge?” The real harm is being done to consumers.
Not that Samsung will maintain the lead, but Samsung, has been aggressive…