Skip to main content

View Diary: Why Patents Can Stifle Innovation (74 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You mean something like this ... (0+ / 0-)

    LOL ...

    Samsung Has Like Totally Never Ever Copied Apple.

    "Trade Dress" Patents are limited in scope but arguably as valid and useful as copyrights applied to other creative works, so if you are going to promote the argument that there should be no protection of creative works please elaborate the reasons, otherwise I'd suggest you actually read the patents in the case I presume you refer to (since you did not name it you'll forgive my presumptuousness, thanks).

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 06:58:34 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Creative work: a square box, industry standard (0+ / 0-)

      USB connectors, and a picture of a microphone for an application you speak into.  Wow, I'm totally impressed.  Someone must have burned the midnight oil for years to come up with that.....

      By that logic, I would say Apple simply ripped off the phone companies for their image of a round device with holes in it to physically protect but also allow the passage of sound to a receiving transducer.  And you know Apple ripped them off because the holes in their image are non-functional as they are only the image of holes.  But, they do profit by mimicking the appearance of function that the holes in a real phone perform, because people see it and think "hey, this is something I can talk into" thanks to the great work of the phone companies.

      and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

      by ban48 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:36:14 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site