Originally Posted by Penforhire
Do you think there should be no patents or trademarks? Because some of this conflict is based on legitimate protection of their intellectual property. The question of where to draw the line is set by the courts. In America, it is set earlier by the USPTO which I would agree is falling down on the job (allowing some obvious patents).
no i do believe in patents. but the FACT is that APPLE and Samsung both are buying other Patents specificly for the purpose of Litigation. most of this particular war has very little to do with protecting intellectual property or brand. Apple and Samsung both have been buying OTHER companies patents for the expressed purpose of sueing each other. its not illegal but it is highly unethical mistreatment of the patent system.