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Nando Basile
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re: Apple vs. Samsung: Reading Steve Jobs' emails
Nando Basile   8/20/2012 9:34:51 AM
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I share this point 100%. All companies serve customers. What every customer does before purchasing is comparing. Being competitive ''literally'' requires to know what competition is doing. Competitive and reverse analysis are necessary, any big company does it, this is one major task of any marketing department. To make a counter example, Nokia overlooked competition in 2009 and you see how it ended. I don't see how these sort of e-mails can seriously stand a trial about particular patent infringement.

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/19/2012 12:53:10 PM
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I guess its the competitive strategy to know your opponents strengths and weakness. After all everything is fare in war and it seems to be a big war to be at number 1 position.

t.alex
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t.alex   8/15/2012 4:35:55 PM
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Is the competitor AMD :) just random guess

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bmonk   8/12/2012 5:08:28 PM
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When I was interviewed at Intel in the 80's, one of the manager said they reversed the graphic design of fellow competitors but they could never master it.

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eewiz   8/12/2012 1:59:07 AM
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Haha. This is interesting. So get an attorney to sit in the meeting to avoid discovery!

t.alex
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t.alex   8/12/2012 1:22:38 AM
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Really ? Why would it be privileged if there is an attorney sitting in?

rick merritt
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rick merritt   8/12/2012 12:34:41 AM
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Someone told me recently some companies are having an attorney staff every major meeting so it can be considered privileged communications and exempt from discovery. Anyone else heard of such practices?

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rick merritt   8/12/2012 12:31:52 AM
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It is my understanding that in the current case the LG Prada handset is not being considered as prior art at least in part because it was not sold or marketed in the U.S. prior to the launch of the iPhone. Any patent experts here can feel free to clarify the law.

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eewiz   8/11/2012 12:50:00 PM
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Yup. Infact one IP expert advised me always talk important stuff over the phone and leave no records/emails for anyone to findout.

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Etmax   8/11/2012 12:49:05 PM
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I once worked for a major US electronics manufacturer and they had a whole department dedicated to the reverse engineering of competitor's products. They went as far as using an E-beam prober to read out the contents of protected EEPROM. They didn't copy the code, just use it for understanding benchmark results. I'm sure they weren't alone. Regarding prior art overseas, I would be very surprised if they could patent a a foreign invention overlooking foreign prior art. If they could then there would be very little stopping a foreign country from discounting any US IP rights overseas.

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