Samsung Fires Back After Apple Launches Patent Nuclear War; Sues Over Five Patents In Three Countries
from the what-a-waste dept
Indeed, just days later, Samsung has countersued Apple for infringing on five of its patents. Of course, adding a bit of a twist to the usual script, Samsung has filed those lawsuits around the globe: one in South Korea, one in Japan and one in Germany. Of course, these sorts of battles should show how screwed up the patent system is today. None of these patents have anything to do with actual innovation. None of them represent something so amazing that it wouldn't have been created by someone anyway as a part of the natural progression of mobile phones. It's a bunch of basic ideas, locked up, which are now being used for big companies to sue each other... such that money can be diverted from any actual innovation to paying a bunch of lawyers.