Alliance forms among Chinese companies to fight patent trolling from Apple, Microsoft, & Nokia
posted by Charlene S. / Dec 30, 2011, 12:14 PM
Lenovo, ZTE, TCL, Coolpad, and Konka have formed an alliance in order to collectively “lawyer-up” when potential patent infringements lawsuits strike. Sources have drawn attention to the fact that companies like Huawei, who was previously a target of one of Microsoft’s threats, and ZTE own numerous wireless communications patents and would be able to present a surmountable defense, even in the face of international giants such as Microsoft, Apple, and Nokia.
Perhaps just the forming of this alliance will make some companies think twice before pulling the trigger on a patent war in China, but if history is any indication of the future, Chinese vendors will most likely find themselves defending their interests in the near future.
source: DigiTimes via BGR
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Clever people Very good idea Enough of Microsoft and apple practises Better products are coming from Korea and China
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 12:44 PM 8
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Better products NEVER come from China. They make and sell junk, it's just very cheap.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 2:21 PM 4
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There is literally zero chance of some larger company trying to sue chinese companies on they're own ground...Chine doesn't give a flying f*ck about some stupid patent dispute...however China does care about chinese companies...
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 1:43 PM 2
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When a company applies for patents, they do so in each country where their products will be sold. China doesn't care about U.S. patents but they certainly care about Chinese ones, which is what any lawsuit will involve. Apple/Microsoft hold many patents in many countries, which is why they're able to frivolously sue in all those places.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 2:29 PM 2
actually, no. China is a country in which personal relations have a tremendous power in justice settlements and lawsuits. If you are friends with powerful people, no foreign company will win anything against you. Ask mcDonalds and their first restaurant over there.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 3:00 PM 2
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ahhh the beauty of communism. where the government controls factors of production. you f*ck with their money making companies, their government will f*ck you up. please apple attack, so China can stop making your cancer causing, polluting crap.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 9:01 PM 4
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American companies suing Chinese companies in Chinese courts. No problem there. American companies suing Chinese companies anywhere else, guess at that point you need to win. No problem with this in my world. These companies are planning ahead. Truthfully, I did not know Nokia sued that much. I knew they had a couple, but not like Apple sues Android makers or Microsoft going after licensing fees.
posted on Dec 31, 2011, 12:41 AM 0
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Although I do not agree with patent trolling, I cannot imagine that it would be easy for any of these companies to battle in China anyway because of the way many of their laws, especially when it comes to business are structured. It seems as though its damned difficult to get any headway against anyone that is using something that was created by someone else to stop. Example of that would be the Apple stores, some were closed down but others pretty much still exist and thrive. Troublesome indeed.
posted on Dec 31, 2011, 1:26 AM 0
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If you create a device and patent it here and others make money off your hard work I think it is fair the creator of the device should get some money from the sales of devices that use his or her creation after all why should others make money off of someone else's work it's not fair.
posted on Dec 31, 2011, 6:33 PM 1
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