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Google's Chavez says software patents don't help the market or consumer

0. phoneArena 20 Aug 2012, 21:21 posted on

Google's director of public policy, Pablo Chavez, said on Monday that Google believes software patents negatively affect innovation, and the marketplace; ironically, that comes days after a Google subsidiary filed with the ITC for a U.S.import ban against the the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad...

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posted on 21 Aug 2012, 01:45

20. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No. I don't agree.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 02:32 2

25. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Like we've said a billion times before. Sure patents push innovations and individuality, but not when they're about generic crap like friggin rounded icons, or bounce back effect, or the stupid sound the clock makes when you're setting the timer.

Patenting the unique design of the wheel is ok, patenting the wheel as a whole is not ok.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 03:34 1

29. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Agree, patents should only cover there were there was a big investement in the innovation. Not for lousy generic ideas.
In general software patents should not be allowed.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:25

38. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Motorola is suing Apple so that Apple gets a taste of its own s**t.
Millions of Dollars are burnt in defending such cases and end result is NILL.

It would be good if some sort of Ban is applicable due to this suit on Apple which shows how it is hurting consumers.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:53

49. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


Why do you all hate Apple so much. This sight has become so bad it is sickening to come to any more. All of these company's are no better. Google stole software so sure it thinks it's ok. They all have to some degree done it. I wait a while and see if this site gets any better. This used to be a good site for info. Not anymore

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