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DrQuine
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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
DrQuine   3/13/2013 1:21:53 AM
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I'd also be interested in the impact of the patents. There are companies that file many patents that are tiny variations on the same concept (often even with the same title). Unfortunately the statistics on patents issued and patents cited take years to develop and therefore don't satisfy our desire for immediate news. Furthermore, when the statistics do become available, they represent the impact of work that was done years earlier.

Battar
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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
Battar   3/10/2013 7:12:05 AM
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Filing a patent application doesn't mean that a patent will be granted. Having a patent granted doesn't mean that it has any value (patents often describe very narrow, specific, items, so narrow in fact that the patent is irrelevant.) Just because the USPTO grants a patent doesn't mean that the invention hasn't been patented before by someone else - the USPTO are expert at not finding pior art, and often grant patents for inventions patented earlier (sometimes decades earlier). All this I tell from experience.

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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
pinhead1   3/8/2013 5:18:34 PM
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"keeping patents in their drawer is a perfectly planned defensive strategy though" Agreed - most of the truly good productized stuff doesn't get patented, anyhow, it will be kept as trade secret.

FraAmelia
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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
FraAmelia   3/8/2013 7:52:03 AM
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STMICROELECTRONICS is not present in the list...very bad sign

eewiz
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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
eewiz   3/8/2013 5:15:44 AM
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why Apple,Google,Microsoft are not on the list? They dont think european market big enough? And whats up with RIM/Sharp and some near bankruptcy companies on the list? They should focus on their products first before piling up patents. ZTE/Huawei continues on with the mission of world dominion

nastaynas
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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
nastaynas   3/8/2013 4:33:37 AM
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Does filing patents mean granted patents? @Olaf: from a tech giant's perspective (with lots and lots of money), keeping patents in their drawer is a perfectly planned defensive strategy though.

Olaf.Barheine
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re: Samsung ranked top filer of patents in Europe
Olaf.Barheine   3/7/2013 5:47:56 PM
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The question is, how many patents find their way into real products. And how many disappear in a drawer?



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