Here is another example of patent nonsense: from Crave, the gadget blog of CNET UK, reporting that:
HTC infringing on Apple patents, rules US judge.
The patents in question involve your normal jargonic patent doggerel, issued even before smart phones were invented but allegedly applying to smart phone technology.
As written for CNET UK Crave by Luke Westaway:
"The two patents refer to a 'system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data', and a 'real-time signal-processing system for serially transmitted data'.When I was younger, we called all of this the worst kind of B.S.
No, we don't know what any of that means either. But the patents are thought to be core to the Android operating system. "
Today, people make billions with it, and that is part of the problem with America's down-spiraling economy.
When you kill off innovation and competition with overly generalized patents granted by the USPTO that cover everything but the kitchen sink, then you should not wonder that people prefer to live from doing nothing of value, because they can, given the idiocy of American patent law, rather than doing something the economy needs.
To believe those who fervently pander to current patent laws in the United States, the US economy should be on top of the world. Precisely the opposite is the case.
Apple as a company has prospered by keeping ahead in innovation, not by being a patent troll.
Is this a sign that Apple has run out of ideas?