Motorola: Since We're Not Innovating, We'll Litigate Over Patents

from the suing-RIM dept

We recently noted the challenges facing Motorola, as it's been unable to continue to innovate in a way that customers desire in the handset business. Unfortunately, it looks like Motorola is choosing the all-too-common strategy among those who fail in the marketplace: they start suing for patent infringement. Motorola has now decided that since it hasn't been able to beat RIM's Blackberry in the marketplace, it's simply going to sue the company for patent infringement instead. Of course, as in any good patent nuclear war, RIM has fired back with its own patent infringement countersuit, meaning that both companies will be tied up with lawyers and judges, throwing away money that could have gone towards actually innovating and actually competing in the marketplace.


Reader Comments (rss)

(Flattened / Threaded)

  1.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 4:46pm

    You would thought corporations are cunning and rational entity since they are so damn rich.


    But it goes to show just how irrational that they are.

    We didn't even get into the immorality of anti-competitive practices.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2.  
    identicon
    Underworked IT, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 5:52pm

    Don't mess with...

    I notice that Motorola filed in Marshall, Texas - guess that speaks to their confidence in their patents...

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3.  
    identicon
    Underworked IT, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 5:52pm

    Don't mess with...

    I notice that Motorola filed in Marshall, Texas - guess that speaks to their confidence in their patents...

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  4.  
    identicon
    Underworked IT, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 5:53pm

    Don't mess with...

    I notice that Motorola filed in Marshall, Texas - guess that speaks to their confidence in their patents...

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  5.  
    identicon
    Underworked IT, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 5:56pm

    Wow, triple post - not my fault :) First time poster, and the form took like 5 minutes to submit :|

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  6.  
    identicon
    Paul, Feb 19th, 2008 @ 12:26am

    Wow

    Since Mike has ben unable to innovate with his blog, posting the same dreary horse shit, he does what everyone else who has failed in the business does; He continues to post dreary horse shit, throwing away time that could have been spent writing about something worthwhile that wasn't 100% opinion with zero facts.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  7.  
    icon
    Mike (profile), Feb 19th, 2008 @ 1:56am

    Re: Wow

    Fascinating. I'm curious if you could point to failed businesses that "post dreary horse shit." I'd be rather surprised to find out that it's a trend.

    Yes, I know you're trying to be sarcastic, but I'll let you in on a secret: sarcasm has to have some basis in reality. Otherwise it doesn't actually prove the point you were trying to prove.

    This is the second time tonight, Paul, that you've tried and failed to actually prove a point. We've had this discussion before, and it doesn't seem to do much good, but I'll try again. I have no problem if you disagree with me. But, if you disagree with me, I'd appreciate it if you actually posted arguments that explained why you disagreed with me rather than trying to post mocking statements that only display your own ignorance.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  8.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2008 @ 5:08am

    Radio Hams should watch this carefully

    Motorola has been reported to be buying Yaesu. If Motorola is having a problem innovating and focusing on lawsuits, could this impact Yaesu? Radio hams should consider carefully any near term purchases, especially big ticket items. Perhaps a bit of caution or allowing the situation to clarify before spending big money on a new Yaesu rig would be prudent.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
A word from our sponsors...
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
A word from our sponsors...
Recent Stories
A word from our sponsors...

Close

Email This